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Bug 35017 - a wish: could portage respect symlinks, please?
Summary: a wish: could portage respect symlinks, please?
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-12-03 16:00 UTC by Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED)
Modified: 2005-07-28 08:30 UTC (History)
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Description Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-03 16:00:43 UTC
It's not a real problem, but I was a bit annoyed, having to deal with lots of
subdirs in my local ebuild repository. I created /usr/local/_portage and
symlinked the category directories to it. 
( /usr/portage/_portage/some-category-dir -> /usr/portage/_portage/ )

I tested this with an ebuild, but go the following error:
!!! aux_get(): ebuild for '_portage/konserve-0.8.2' does not exist at:
!!!            /usr/portage/_portage/konserve/konserve-0.8.2.ebuild

The correct path would be /usr/local/_portage/konserve in this case.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-03 16:03:06 UTC
Argh, not

( /usr/portage/_portage/some-category-dir -> /usr/portage/_portage/ )


( /usr/local/portage/some-category-dir -> /usr/local/_portage/ )

of course.
Comment 2 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-03 20:03:50 UTC
Maybe I'm missing something, but why not set PORTDIR_OVERLAY in make.conf and not have symlinks at all?
Comment 3 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-04 02:30:06 UTC
Yes Donnie, you're missing something. It _is_ my overlay directory. I want to flatten the overlay directory tree, without loosing compliance with the categorized tree structure of portage.
Comment 4 Jason Stubbs (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-28 07:25:39 UTC
Putting a hold on feature requests for portage as they are drowning out the 
bugs. Most of these features should be available in the next major version of 
portage. But for the time being, they are just drowning out the major bugs and 
delaying the next version's progress. 
Any bugs that contain patches and any bugs for etc-update or dispatch-conf can 
be reopened. Sorry, I'm just not good enough with bugzilla. ;) 
Comment 5 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-28 08:30:55 UTC
Uh, I have my scripts in place in between. Should have closed the bug long ago.