On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 05:14:20PM -0700, Zac Medico wrote: > You can configure eclass override behavior via eclass-overrides in > /etc/portage/repos.conf, as documented in `man portage`. There are a > number of caveats to eclass-overrides, and that's why it's not the > default behavior. For example, beware that you'll need to set > PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS="--exclude=/metadata/cache" if your overlay > eclasses modify any ebuild metadata (as documented in `man portage`).
Why not add some boolean list to the repo definition controlling that, rather then requiring people to specify the raw RSYNC option? Something like REPO_OPTIONS='exclude-cache'? You can also jam some other options in there- one that might be useful for folks is specifying the minimal sync period (sync this repo at most once a day, or at most once an hour), etc. ~harring
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