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.


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