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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/portage/distfiles vs /var/cache/distfiles
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:49:00
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] /usr/portage/distfiles vs /var/cache/distfiles by "Paul B. Henson"
1 On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 5:05 PM Paul B. Henson <henson@×××.org> wrote:
2 >
3 > I recently installed a new server, and noticed that it is using
4 > /var/cache/distfiles rather than /usr/portage/distfiles. looking at the
5 > documentation, it seems that is the new default, and it says "new
6 > installations" will use it. I have older servers which are still using
7 > /usr/portage/distfiles. None of them have DISTDIR configured, so I am
8 > curious how portage is deciding between "old" and new"? If I wanted to
9 > migrate my older boxes to the new location without explicitly setting
10 > DISTDIR on them, what do I need to change?
12 The portage ebuild has some code that automatically patches
13 /usr/share/portage/config/make.globals for existing installs. You can
14 update the setting there.
16 Alternatively, you can perform the following steps to make the portage
17 ebuild update make.globals for you.
19 1. Set DISTDIR to anything other than /usr/portage/distfiles in
20 /etc/portage/make.conf
21 2. Re-install sys-apps/portage.
22 3. Remove the DISTDIR setting from /etc/portage/make.conf.
24 From then on, portage will no longer patch the default DISTDIR setting
25 in make.globals.
27 Reference:


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Re: [gentoo-user] /usr/portage/distfiles vs /var/cache/distfiles "Paul B. Henson" <henson@×××.org>