On 07/11/2018 03:29 AM, Jory A. Pratt wrote:
> On 07/10/18 16:35, M. J. Everitt wrote:
>> On 10/07/18 21:09, William Hubbs wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 03:54:35PM -0700, Zac Medico wrote:
>>>> On 07/09/2018 03:27 PM, M. J. Everitt wrote:
>>>>> On 09/07/18 23:12, Zac Medico wrote:
>>>>>> On 07/09/2018 02:34 PM, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
>>>>>>> I'd mostly argue any such change should only affect new systems
>>>>>> Yes, changing defaults for existing systems would be annoying.
>>>>>> My recommendation is to have catalyst set the new defaults in the stage
>>>>>> tarballs.
>>>>>> When sys-apps/portage changes its internal defaults, I'd like for the
>>>>>> upgrade process to call a tool that generates configuration files when
>>>>>> necessary to ensure that the existing paths remain constant.
>>>>> I think it should be possible for RelEng to make a start on catalyst
>>>>> updates - is there anything that would inhibit going ahead with this,
>>>>> potentially?
>>>> No, nothing. Whatever catalyst puts it the default config will become
>>>> our new default.
>>> I would still like to see notice about what the new defaults are and how
>>> to migrate current systems to them.
>>> Thanks,
>>> William
>>>> -- 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Zac
>> I'd like to propose that further to the discussion here on the -dev
>> mailing list, the Council discuss and make a firm proposal on the new
>> default paths, and then RelEng can make the appropriate updates to the
>> catalyst builds. A news item can be compiled, with an appropriate wiki
>> article perhaps on migration strategy (I may volunteer to format such a
>> page with some appropriate guidance).
>> Regards,
>> Michael / veremitz.
> 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.

People who want to move it could just set PORTDIR in make.conf. I don't
see any reason to move it either.

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