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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/man/ebuild.5 b/man/ebuild.5
index b1e985a5..c69c6d32 100644
--- a/man/ebuild.5
+++ b/man/ebuild.5
@@ -118,6 +118,11 @@ Contains the path to the temporary \fIinstall directory\fR. Every write
operation that does not involve the helper tools and functions (found below)
should be prefixed with ${D}. Do not modify this variable.
.TP
+\fBROOT\fR = \fI"/"\fR
+Contains the path that portage should use as the root of the live filesystem.
+When packages wish to make changes to the live filesystem, it should do so in
+the tree prefixed by ${ROOT}. Do not modify this variable.
+.TP
\fBDESCRIPTION\fR = \fI"A happy little package"\fR
Should contain a short description of the package.
.TP