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Bug 253725 - app-portage/layman should not install content into /usr/local
Summary: app-portage/layman should not install content into /usr/local
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Sebastian Pipping
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-04 15:11 UTC by Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-01-19 00:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-04 15:11:35 UTC
Current layman ebuilds all contain the line

  keepdir /usr/local/portage/layman

which always messes with my main portage-overlay that resides in /usr/local/portage and which is used as my main source to spread my overlay over every machine via rsync that I have to administer.

With each update of layman I have to remove 


after the update.
I've always considered /usr/local being safe from changes done by the package-manager. Isn't there some policy that all stuff portage messes with has to go to /usr (or /opt for binary-only stuff) instead of /usr/local?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-04 15:12:45 UTC
Reassigning to maintainer.
Comment 2 Serkan Kaba (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-04 16:36:17 UTC
Isn't it /usr/portage/local/layman nowadays?
Comment 3 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-05-17 16:19:11 UTC
It was in 1.1.1, but it moved in 1.2.3:

layman-1.1.1.ebuild:    elog  "source /usr/portage/local/layman/make.conf"
layman-1.2.3.ebuild:    elog  "source /usr/local/portage/layman/make.conf"

Comment 4 Gunnar Wrobel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-10-12 14:04:04 UTC
The complaint makes sense to me.

The problem with the old location was that /usr/portage is really the domain of portage and layman should not install anything there. I don't think it makes sense to switch the location yet again. /usr/local/portage seems fine to me in general.

So I guess I'm left with removing the "keepdir" line. The user will have to create that location himself.

Would that be okay?

Maybe I just add an option "setup" to layman that will give users a shortcut to the layman default setup. I could package adding the line to /etc/make.conf there, too.
Comment 5 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-10-13 16:00:29 UTC
As long as I can prevent the layman ebuilds to add content into /usr/local/layman I am perfectly fine with whatever you plan to implement as fix.
Comment 6 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-11-02 17:33:00 UTC
Sorry, I mean /usr/local/portage of course (stupid me *sigh*)
Comment 7 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2010-01-19 00:25:16 UTC
Moved default to /var/lib/layman upstream, closing.;a=commitdiff;h=218e6a12ceb1808e0f5544eaec933e1172762551