Re: [wmii] Gentoo

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 19:54:37 -0400

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 07:41:13PM -0400, Robert C Corsaro wrote:
> Gentoo uses ebuilds, which are just a layer above make. The ebuild
> basically downloads the source, compiles and installs. An overlay is
> just a set of ebuilds that aren't in the official gentoo repository.
> When you emerge (install) a package, it looks in any overlays you have
> first, and then in the official portage tree(set of ebuilds). There is
> also a program called layman which manages overlays for users. It
> requires a layman-list.xml file somewhere on the web to tell it
> where/how to get the overlay(s). I'll create this too. The only
> requirement is that the layman-list.xml can be accessed by http url, and
> that the overlay can be accessed via tar(http url), rsync, hg, svn, git
> or bzr.
> I'd love to leave it in your repo, one less headache for me.

Ok, I can give you commit access to the Google Code mirror of
the repo, and you can maintain the overlay there. I'd suggest
using /pkg/gentoo, which will be accessible at:

If that's acceptable, please send the required changes (commit
them to your private repo and use "hg export"), and I'll add you
to the Google Code project.

Kris Maglione
TeX has found at least one bug in every Pascal compiler it's been run
on, I think, and at least two in every C compiler.
	--Donald Knuth
Received on Tue May 05 2009 - 23:54:37 UTC

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