All, here is an updated newsitem based on the comments I have received so far.
Title: baselayout 2.5 updates Author: William Hubbs <willi...@gentoo.org> Posted: 2018-02-xx Revision: 1 News-Item-Format: 2.0 Display-If-Installed: <sys-apps/baselayout-2.5 There are three significant changes in baselayout-2.5. The first change is that ROOTPATH is no longer set. This means all of the *sbin directories will be added to the default path for all users instead of just the root user. The second change is that baselayout is taking ownership of most of the directories it creates. This includes all directories in / and /usr excluding /lib* and /usr/lib*. Once we drop support for SYMLINK_LIB, baselayout will take ownership of /lib* and /usr/lib* as well. This means that you should take special care with this update if you have done something custom with your base filesystem layout such as renaming default directories and/or using symbolic links to link them to alternative locations. Third is the beginning of support for the /usr merge through the addition of the usrmerge use flag. DO NOT, DO NOT TURN THIS ON UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND CAN HELP WITH TESTING.
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