Moving from layman to eselect
In our latest testing update, your enabled overlays are managed via the
app-eselect/eselect-repository will be installed, while
app-portage/laymanwill be removed. Have no fear: all settings and paths are handled by the revision to achieve a smooth migration. Namely, the repos will be moved from
emerge --syncwill now operate as safely and correctly as it used to.
To check the available overlays, run:
eselect repository list
To enable an overlay:
eselect repository enable
To remove an overlay:
eselect repository remove
New on Calculate: a local overlay
Also brought in by this update, a local overlay will be automatically created and enabled in
/var/calculate/custom-overlay, so that the
/var/calculate partition be saved and secure at system update time. This overlay can be used to install custom packages based on your ebuild files.
custom.cld* moving back to custom
Last year, we renamed the masks to align them to the
custom.cld format. We also added a rule, making those files be transferred automatically to the new system when updating from the same system image.
All of these are obsolete. Dynamic file names make support more difficult, so we decided to return to the old names. Only settings will be moved.