As long as an announcement is made in advance (perhaps as a NEWS item) and portage itself is prepared to do an in-place migration if necessary, I think things will be fine.
I do think it would be a wise idea to "grandfather" the current layout for awhile. On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:24 AM Gordon Pettey <petteyg...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:29 AM, Jory A. Pratt <anar...@gentoo.org> wrote: > > This is a mess, many systems are setup with portage already on a > > seperate partition for reasons. What advantage does it provide to move > > the tree now after all these years? I have seen nothing more then lets > > do this cause I like the ideal lately and it is getting old, there is no > > benefit that would justify moving the tree or many other changes that > > are being made in Gentoo lately. > > 1. If you're able to mount /usr/portage from another filesystem, why > would you think it wouldn't work in with /var/cache/portage? > 1a. If your system is already installed, why do you think this even > affects you? Did you read? > 2. Pretty sure following FHS more closely is something most people > would see as a benefit. I agree on this point, and I always found /usr/portage to be...well, strange. For me, though, the most important issue is giving end users advanced notice and making sure nothing breaks.