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Bug 572848

Summary: Restore the old tar based way of unpacking the portage tree and explain how to verify it's keys
Product: [OLD] Docs on www.gentoo.org Reporter: charles17
Component: Installation HandbookAssignee: Docs Team <docs-team>
Status: RESOLVED INVALID    
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:Parts/Installation/Base#Installing_a_Portage_snapshot
See Also: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=507774
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description charles17 2016-01-25 10:31:25 UTC
With reference to https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=507774#c9 please
restore the old tar based way of unpacking the portage tree and explain how to verify it's keys.

emerge-webrsync as given in https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:Parts/Installation/Base#Installing_a_Portage_snapshot cannot get anything verified at this point.
Comment 1 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2016-01-29 00:53:26 UTC
There's nothing preventing anyone from running gpg to verify a portage snapshot, so I don't understand what's the complaint here.
Also, it's possible to download a distfile through https - https://distfiles.gentoo.org/snapshots/
Comment 2 charles17 2016-01-29 07:31:07 UTC
(In reply to Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto from comment #1)
> There's nothing preventing anyone from running gpg to verify a portage
> snapshot, so I don't understand what's the complaint here.
> Also, it's possible to download a distfile through https -
> https://distfiles.gentoo.org/snapshots/

The complaint is about handbook having switched to recommending emerge-webrsync instead.
Comment 3 nm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-01-30 01:32:01 UTC
please don't file bugs for pages in the wiki. use the appropriate "discussion" tab on that wiki page if you have suggestions.

there's a reason why we switched from the old manual unpack process to the automated webrsync process. referencing an old invalid bug isn't a reason to switch back.