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Bug 260218 - app-portage/layman-1.2.3: Error message when using layman -L not as root
Summary: app-portage/layman-1.2.3: Error message when using layman -L not as root
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Sebastian Pipping
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-25 10:07 UTC by Johannes Rauh
Modified: 2010-01-05 15:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Johannes Rauh 2009-02-25 10:07:17 UTC
If I run layman -L not as root I get a list of error messages. The reason is that layman needs the right to write to /usr/local/portage/layman in order to update the cache.

In my opinion, if run as a regular user, layman -L should catch this error and only print an adequate short warning (instead of five lines of errors).

The output is as follows:

* Failed to update the overlay list from:
* Error was:                                                                                      
* Failed to temporarily cache overlays list in /usr/local/portage/layman/cache_65bd38402ac8431067b54904bd2ed2d1.xml
* Error was:                                                                                                       
* [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/local/portage/layman/cache_65bd38402ac8431067b54904bd2ed2d1.xml'
Comment 1 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2010-01-05 15:06:27 UTC
Fix in Git repo, patch by Bjoern Tropf:;a=commitdiff;h=a977b9542d18da2cde5ce03cb75e403c6630f5e2

You can emerge =app-portage/layman-9999 to give it a spin.