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authorZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2009-04-30 07:20:17 +0000
committerZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2009-04-30 07:20:17 +0000
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tree9352e2b5d06a035ca12611908ff668bd889ba142
parentIn action_deselect(), use the installed packages to expand atoms into slot (diff)
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Add notes about eclass precedence for metadata/layout.conf. (trunk r13370)
svn path=/main/branches/2.1.6/; revision=13523
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diff --git a/man/portage.5 b/man/portage.5
index 3a34b167..03b93d6d 100644
--- a/man/portage.5
+++ b/man/portage.5
@@ -586,12 +586,16 @@ Specifies information about the repository layout. Currently, only a single
repositories which satisfy dependencies on eclasses and/or ebuilds. Each
repository name should correspond the value of a \fBrepo_name\fR entry
from one of the repositories that is configured via the \fBPORTDIR\fR or
-\fBPORTDIR_OVERLAY\fR variables (see \fBmake.conf\fR(5)). Site-specific
+\fBPORTDIR_OVERLAY\fR variables (see \fBmake.conf\fR(5)). Repositories listed
+toward the right of the \fBmasters\fR list take precedence over those listed
+toward the left of the list. Site-specific
overrides to \fBlayout.conf\fR settings may be specified in
\fB/etc/portage/repos.conf\fR.
.I Example:
.nf
+# eclasses provided by java-overlay take precedence over identically named
+# eclasses that are provided by gentoo
masters = gentoo java-overlay
.fi
.RE