Title: Layman storage path changed from version 1.3.0 on
Author: Sebastian Pipping <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Layman has been using /usr/local/portage/layman to store
overlay checkouts from version 1.2.3 on. As that path
was violating the concept of keeping portage away from
/usr/local the default of this storage location moves to
from version 1.3.0 on. If you have never touched the file
/etc/layman/layman.cfg manually before, you may be tempted to let
tools like etc-update or dispatch-conf blindly accept this new version
As that would hide all your currently installed overlays from layman
it's probably not what you want. Your options are:
1. Move your current content to /var/lib/layman.
2. Update PORTDIR_OVERLAY in /var/lib/layman/make.conf accordingly.
3. Make /etc/make.conf source /var/lib/layman/make.conf.
4. Set option "storage" in /etc/layman/layman.cfg
B) A symlink
Put a symlink to your current storage location at /var/lib/layman
before upgrading layman.
Reject the path change for layman.cfg when running tools like
etc-update or dispatch-conf. Be aware with this way you'll have
to do it for each layman update again.
PS: This news item is a reaction to users having run into this problem
(see bug #306233). Thanks to Volker Hemmann for reporting.