On 20 Mar 2017 02:21, Brian Dolbec wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:02:18 -0400 Mike Frysinger wrote:
> > On 10 Mar 2017 11:23, Brian Dolbec wrote:
> > > - "distdir": "/usr/portage/distfiles",
> > > + "distdir": "/var/portage/distfiles",
> > > - "local_overlay": "/usr/local/portage",
> > > + "local_overlay": "/var/portage/repos/local",
> > > - "packagedir": "/usr/portage/packages",
> > > + "packagedir": "/var/portage/packages",
> > > - "portdir": "/usr/portage",
> > > + "portdir": "/var/portage/repos",
> > > - "repo_basedir": "/usr",
> > > + "repo_basedir": "/var/portage/repos",  
> > 
> > sticking everything under /var/portage doesn't seem like an
> > improvement to me.  where was the discussion that ended up with these
> > values ?  seems like it should be:
> >     repo_basedir:  /var/lib/portage/repos/
> >     portdir:       /var/lib/portage/repos/gentoo/
> >     local_overlay: /var/lib/portage/repos/local/
> >     packagedir:    /var/lib/portage/packages/
> >     distdir:       /var/cache/portage/distfiles/
> 
> your behind the times, I changed it to /var/gentoo as the base in the
> pending branch.  The main idea is to keep the path short as possible I
> think
> 
> They were just temporary anyway.  But that is also what work sets them
> under.  Personally I put them under /var/db on my machine, where the
> vardb is stored.  But lately, I pretty much just use teh git tree wich
> is in a subdir of my user home directory.
> 
> The original email thread in -dev a few years ago never could come to
> any kind of consensus where the new default should be.  It is going to
> have to be a council decision to set the new default.
> 
> We'll have to  send a new email to the list with the main options, try
> to get them to vote on their preference, just to satisfy council before
> they make a choice.
> 
> I need to send a couple more patches to the list.  But I need to get a
> couple things cleared up first.

OK, as long as we don't go merging these patches into master until we've
settled on the desired defaults.  it doesn't make sense to have catalyst
do one thing since it is effectively the default install state.
-mike

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