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.