On Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:27:39 BST Dale wrote: > R0b0t1 wrote: > > On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:08 PM, Dale <rdalek1...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> J. Roeleveld wrote: > >>> Sounds like a bug. > >>> All fetch restriction packages I encounter want it in your distfiles > >>> folder. (Wherever you configured it to be) > >>> > >>> I haven't really read the text on these myself lately, so not sure if > >>> other packages have the same, but I didn't notice any path other than > >>> my distfiles dir. > >>> > >>> Most common one I have is the citrix 'icaclient'. > >>> > >>> -- > >>> Joost > >> > >> Picking random post to reply to so anyone can respond to this question. > >> I recall years ago there was talk of moving distfiles and such to a > >> directory in /var on new installs at least. At the time, I moved mine > >> to /var/cache/portage. I seem to recall that another location ended up > >> being picked. Does anyone recall if the move ever did occur and if so, > >> where it went? I recall reading about it but can't recall what was > >> final on it or if it ended up being moved at all. > > > > Do you mean /usr/portage/distfiles? > > > > Can we stop using Oracle's JVM? > > > > Cheers, > > > > R0b0t1 > > I think that is where they were talking about moving it from. At one > point, they were discussing putting it in /var somewhere. Maybe they > decided not to move it at all. I seem to recall there being a quite > active and lengthy thread about it on -dev but that was years ago. I > don't think my archives go back that far. > > Oh well. I was just curious. Mine is in /var/cache/portage/. At the > time, that I think had the most support. Either way, it works for me > and it can be put pretty much anywhere sensible.
Especially if you have separate partitions, as I do. Portage, packages and distfiles can be mounted anywhere with simple changes to fstab and make.conf. That makes the debates over what should live where somewhat moot. -- Regards, Peter.