Layman doesn't show overlay types when appropriate version-control system is not installed.
I was looking for the haskell overlay, but it seems it only appears when darcs is installed. All overlays should ideally be shown, and a pointer given when trying to add an overlay that requires an uninstalled version control system.
Please post your "emerge --info" and tell which layman-version you have tried.
Heh, now I know why I wasn't able to reproduce this problem. It's actually no bug but a "hidden" feature :)
Try to set
nocheck : yes
in your layman.cfg and try again :)
(In reply to comment #2)
> Heh, now I know why I wasn't able to reproduce this problem. It's actually no
> bug but a "hidden" feature :)
> Try to set
> nocheck : yes
> in your layman.cfg and try again :)
Indeed, that does the trick. Documenting this in the cfg file would be a good idea; perhaps changing the default as well.
Both the man page and the comments in layman.cfg have been extended to address this issue. The next release of layman will feature these changes.
Closing, please re-open as necessary.