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Bug 577364 - sys-apps/portage: Allow specifying branch name of VCS repo
Summary: sys-apps/portage: Allow specifying branch name of VCS repo
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Blocks: 240187
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Reported: 2016-03-14 10:25 UTC by Aaron W. Swenson
Modified: 2017-02-18 14:06 UTC (History)
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Description Aaron W. Swenson gentoo-dev 2016-03-14 10:25:37 UTC
The use case would be for testing incompatible and/or major changes.

I'm currently working on implementing a new eclass in its own topic branch rather than in the master branch of my overlay as I don't want anyone depending on something else to be subjected to incomplete or broken changes.

When setting up another machine for testing, I'd like to be able to specify using that particular branch without having to do a lot of fancy footwork.
Comment 1 Joakim Tjernlund 2017-02-18 14:06:05 UTC
Yes please, I would find this useful too.