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From: Michael Shields <michael.shields@××××.ca>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Documentation inconsistency @
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 08:15:12
Message-Id: 549JDXRXRGBDA1UECYWMH5Y5Y1TRQSN.3db00953@kinnikinnick
1 Portage Configuration Files
2 <THIS paragraph repeatedly mentions the file '/etc/' ...>
3 Almost all of the configuration options discussed below can be found in /etc/make.conf and /etc/ It is important to note that any setting defined in / etc/make.conf will almost always override any setting made in /etc/ Everything
4 in /etc/make.conf and /etc/ can be considered a system- wide global setting as far as Portage is concerned.
5 <...while the IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING paragraph repeatedly mentions the file '/etc/make.globals'>
6 When checking to see where an option is already defined, it is recommended that you check in /etc/make.conf first and then check /etc/make.globals. Unless specifically noted, options set in /etc/make.conf will override options set in /etc/make.globals.