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From: Tanstaafl <tanstaafl@×××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Switch from PORTDIR and PORTDIR_OVERLAY to repos.conf - WAS: Moving the portage tree to /var
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:18:20
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: Moving the portage tree to /var by Martin Vaeth
1 On 10/29/2014 7:37 AM, Martin Vaeth <martin@×××××.de> wrote:
2 > The long-term plans are to drop PORTDIR and PORTDIR_OVERLAY
3 > completely, the reason being that it is not flexible enough:
4 > With repos.conf you can specify details for every repository,
5 > you are not even forced to have a *single* major repository
6 > (AFAIK, this is called mix-ins in some other package managers),
7 > etc.
9 Ok, thanks Martin/guys...
11 So, the short answer is:
13 "Don't worry about it, if/when something needs to be done to prevent
14 breakage, we will let you know ahead of time via a news item or other
15 appropriate method."
17 Which sounds like the right thing to do for those of us who prefer
18 stability to (too much) bleeding edge?
20 But - for those of us who, while preferring stability, also might like
21 to get a jump on things *if* switching to repos.conf now is:
23 a) easy,
24 b) fully supported, and
25 c) considered perfectly stable,
27 would it be possible for someone with intimate knowledge of the details
28 to write up a wiki page for how to go about it?
30 Thanks again!