On Saturday 16 January 2010 17:46:08 Benedikt Böhm wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM, Michael Higgins <li...@evolone.org> wrote:
> > Yes, PORTDIR default location under /usr was a totally stupid thing.
> > Please don't repeat it...
> 
> One thing all you /usr naggers forget is, that /var cannot be shared
> read-only via nfs (or bind mounts in case of virtual servers). most
> single-machine users probably don't care, but there is more out there
> than just your workstations. so putting portage into /usr is perfectly
> valid.

and good thing there is a config file for you to change it to suite your weird 
needs.  /var is a better default than /usr here.
-mike

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