On 04/12/2010 11:00 AM, Brian Harring wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 01:30:21PM -0400, James Cloos wrote:
>> A reasonable alternative would be to have a separate variable in make.conf,
>> such as ECLASS_OVERLAY_DIRS, which specifies acceptable overlays for 
>> eclasses.
>> In most cases, users would probably only have their own, local overlay there,
>> and any eclasses found there should be used in preference to any in portage
>> or in the overlay the ebuild came from, if applicable.
>> Every time portage looks for an eclass, it should check there first (caching
>> what it found, to save future lookups w/in that run) and just use anything
>> it finds.
> repos.conf has functionality of this sort, although you'll have to 
> consult the man page for the exact option name...

It's called eclass-overrides and it's been mentioned earlier in the

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