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Bug 662982 - [TRACKER] New default locations for the Gentoo repository, distfiles, and binary packages
Summary: [TRACKER] New default locations for the Gentoo repository, distfiles, and bin...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: Tracker
Depends on: 574752 378603 662996 662998 684908 686618 687734
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Reported: 2018-08-06 22:36 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2021-03-14 19:17 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2018-08-06 22:36:40 UTC

> Default locations for repositories, distfiles, and binpkgs
> ==========================================================
> There was a brief discussion about the color of /var/db vs /var/lib,
> and if /var/cache is suitable for binary packages.
> - Vote: Default locations for the Gentoo repository, distfiles, and
>   binary packages will be, respectively:
>      /var/db/repos/gentoo
>      /var/cache/distfiles
>      /var/cache/binpkgs
>   Accepted with 6 yes votes and 1 no vote.
> - Vote: Change the name of the Gentoo repository snapshot (currently
>   portage-YYYYMMDD) to gentoo-YYYYMMDD.
>   Accepted unanimously.

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:35 AM Zac Medico <> wrote:
> On 08/06/2018 12:30 AM, Brian Dolbec wrote:
> > All these changes as well as the catlayst changes need to be
> > co-ordinated so that snapshots and portage and stages don't precede the
> > docs changes.
> I suppose all of the docs changes can be made in advance, with mention
> of both old a new locations. These commands can be used to check the
> local configuration:
> portageq get_repo_path / gentoo
> portageq distdir
> portageq pkgdir
Comment 1 Michael 'veremitz' Everitt 2018-10-10 16:23:58 UTC

I'm willing to take on any catalyst changes too .. whoever first identifies an issue, feel free to open a bug and assign to me, blocking this bug. TIA
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2019-06-07 17:01:09 UTC
[Commenting here, because there doesn't seem to be a separate bug for it.]
Many pages in the wiki have been updated, including the Handbook:
Comment 3 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2020-01-12 19:14:29 UTC
Council is waiting for the portage-* snapshots to be renamed gentoo-*.
Comment 4 Sergei Trofimovich (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2021-01-10 20:19:53 UTC
Update from 2021-01-10 council@ meeting:

Whissi@ will follow up (possibly this week).