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Bug 234157 - sys-apps/portage: setting BUILD_PREFIX does not work
Summary: sys-apps/portage: setting BUILD_PREFIX does not work
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 210077 216231
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Reported: 2008-08-07 08:12 UTC by Stephan Springer
Modified: 2008-12-05 02:49 UTC (History)
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Description Stephan Springer 2008-08-07 08:12:28 UTC
The man-page make.conf(5) as well as several places in the Wiki and the online documentation state that I can set BUILD_PREFIX to some directory to override the default "${PORTAGE_TMPDIR}/portage".  But that doesn't work, such a setting is simply ignored, regardless of whether I set it in /etc/make.conf or in the environment.  All I can do is change PORTAGE_TMPDIR, but that changes more than I want.

I guess the reason is that the value is just hardcoded in line 3919 of /usr/lib64/portage/pym/  So either fix it there or change all the documentaion, please.

I'm currently using sys-apps/portage- on amd64.
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2008-08-09 20:27:52 UTC
Thanks, I've removed it from the man page for the time being since it's not intended to be configurable.
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2008-08-10 13:23:10 UTC
This is released in 2.2_rc7.