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authorZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2009-04-30 07:20:32 +0000
committerZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2009-04-30 07:20:32 +0000
commit3030260a178c32490933004e5b2314e986944a1c (patch)
treeb9ec191db5e2e4c1cd9ed47a2cb2eaccb97ca1f6
parentAdd notes about eclass precedence for metadata/layout.conf. (trunk r13370) (diff)
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Emphasize precedence of repos.conf over layout.conf. (trunk r13371)
svn path=/main/branches/2.1.6/; revision=13524
-rw-r--r--man/portage.58
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/man/portage.5 b/man/portage.5
index 03b93d6d..acce0471 100644
--- a/man/portage.5
+++ b/man/portage.5
@@ -588,9 +588,13 @@ 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)). Repositories listed
toward the right of the \fBmasters\fR list take precedence over those listed
-toward the left of the list. Site-specific
+toward the left of the list. \fISite-specific\fR
overrides to \fBlayout.conf\fR settings may be specified in
-\fB/etc/portage/repos.conf\fR.
+\fB/etc/portage/repos.conf\fR. Settings in \fBrepos.conf\fR take
+precedence over settings in \fBlayout.conf\fR, except tools such as
+\fBrepoman\fR(1) and \fBegencache\fR(1) will entirely ignore
+\fBrepos.conf\fR since their operations are inherently \fBnot\fR
+\fIsite\-specific\fR.
.I Example:
.nf