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Bug 662982

Summary: [TRACKER] New default locations for the Gentoo repository, distfiles, and binary packages
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Zac Medico <zmedico>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: bertrand, flow, fturco, gentoo, redneb, ulm, viklevin2, whissi
Priority: Normal Keywords: Tracker
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 574752, 378603, 662996, 662998, 684908, 686618, 687734    
Bug Blocks:    

Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2018-08-06 22:36:40 UTC

> Default locations for repositories, distfiles, and binpkgs
> ==========================================================
> There was a brief discussion about the color of /var/db vs /var/lib,
> and if /var/cache is suitable for binary packages.
> - Vote: Default locations for the Gentoo repository, distfiles, and
>   binary packages will be, respectively:
>      /var/db/repos/gentoo
>      /var/cache/distfiles
>      /var/cache/binpkgs
>   Accepted with 6 yes votes and 1 no vote.
> - Vote: Change the name of the Gentoo repository snapshot (currently
>   portage-YYYYMMDD) to gentoo-YYYYMMDD.
>   Accepted unanimously.

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM Zac Medico <> wrote:
> On 08/06/2018 12:30 AM, Brian Dolbec wrote:
> > All these changes as well as the catlayst changes need to be
> > co-ordinated so that snapshots and portage and stages don't precede the
> > docs changes.
> I suppose all of the docs changes can be made in advance, with mention
> of both old a new locations. These commands can be used to check the
> local configuration:
> portageq get_repo_path / gentoo
> portageq distdir
> portageq pkgdir
Comment 1 Michael 'veremitz' Everitt 2018-10-10 16:23:58 UTC

I'm willing to take on any catalyst changes too .. whoever first identifies an issue, feel free to open a bug and assign to me, blocking this bug. TIA
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-06-07 17:01:09 UTC
[Commenting here, because there doesn't seem to be a separate bug for it.]
Many pages in the wiki have been updated, including the Handbook:
Comment 3 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2020-01-12 19:14:29 UTC
Council is waiting for the portage-* snapshots to be renamed gentoo-*.
Comment 4 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2021-01-10 20:19:53 UTC
Update from 2021-01-10 council@ meeting:

Whissi@ will follow up (possibly this week).