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 <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:29 AM, Jory A. Pratt <> 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.

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