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Bug 147353 - portage-2.1.1 - Allow symlink overlay
Summary: portage-2.1.1 - Allow symlink overlay
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-12 11:51 UTC by Alon Bar-Lev (RETIRED)
Modified: 2007-01-13 02:51 UTC (History)
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Description Alon Bar-Lev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-12 11:51:12 UTC
When overlay points to a symlink you get the following message:
!!! Invalid PORTDIR_OVERLAY (not a dir): '/usr/local/ase-portage'

Please modify ./pym/ so that overlay can be symlinks too.

Comment 1 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-11 08:28:41 UTC
Not sure if just extending the check wouldn't break something else. Path handling is known to be fragile when it comes to symlinks.
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2007-01-12 07:42:22 UTC
It should work as long as the target of the symlink is an existing directory.
Comment 3 Alon Bar-Lev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-13 02:19:49 UTC
Well... It used to not work...
But in the latest portage it works... Checked.
Comment 4 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2007-01-13 02:51:52 UTC
Okay, good.