I have a private rsync overlay. I've just been having problems with it with the 1.3.0-rcs.
The latest problem is this. It seems to sync correctly but then it gives an error:
# layman --sync ALL * Running command "/usr/bin/rsync -rlptDvz --progress --delete --delete-after --timeout=180 --exclude="distfiles/*" --exclude="local/*" --exclude="packages/*" "rsync://blackwidow/overlay/" "/usr/local/portage/layman/marduk""...
receiving file list ...
454 files to consider
sent 75 bytes received 10883 bytes 21916.00 bytes/sec
total size is 1002567 speedup is 91.49
* Successfully synchronized overlay "marduk".
* Overlay "marduk" could not be found in the remote lists.
* Please check if it has been renamed and re-add if necessary.
FWIW the overlay appears to be syncing successfully, but then layman dies with an error.
I'm guessing that "remote lists" means a gentoo.org list. So if that's the case it's true, the repo is not on a remote list. It's a private overlay.
Fixed in app-portage/layman-1.3.0_rc1-r3. Please re-open this bug if necessary. Thanks for reporting!