On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:36 AM Raymond Jennings <shent...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I do think it would be a wise idea to "grandfather" the current layout
> for awhile.

I don't see why we would ever stop supporting it, at least in general.
Maybe if some day somebody had a solution for a read-only /usr with
signature checking that might require portage to be mounted elsewhere,
but I don't ever see that becoming the default.

Portage just looks for the repository where you tell it to.  If you
tell it that the repository is in /var, it will use it.  If you put it
in /tmp, that's fine too.

This is just about the default, which should follow FHS.  The case of
separate mounts is exactly why /usr is a bad spot - the access
patterns for something like the repository have far more in common
with /var than /usr.


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