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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] perl eclass review - EAPI=3 + new helper eclass
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:03:02
Message-Id: 20100412180053.GI16738@hrair
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] perl eclass review - EAPI=3 + new helper eclass by James Cloos
1 On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 01:30:21PM -0400, James Cloos wrote:
2 > A reasonable alternative would be to have a separate variable in make.conf,
3 > such as ECLASS_OVERLAY_DIRS, which specifies acceptable overlays for eclasses.
4 >
5 > In most cases, users would probably only have their own, local overlay there,
6 > and any eclasses found there should be used in preference to any in portage
7 > or in the overlay the ebuild came from, if applicable.
8 >
9 > Every time portage looks for an eclass, it should check there first (caching
10 > what it found, to save future lookups w/in that run) and just use anything
11 > it finds.
13 repos.conf has functionality of this sort, although you'll have to
14 consult the man page for the exact option name...
15 ~brian