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authorZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2020-09-12 16:09:56 -0700
committerZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2020-09-13 23:23:58 -0700
commitc783c57205107bfa75441b90a35f414163baad42 (patch)
treee43944b5dce2769d3a0dd4ebb508c859e09d007f /man
parentget_mirror_url: urlquote only for ftp, http, and https (bug 741474) (diff)
egencache: add --external-cache-only option (bug 737470)
The --external-cache-only option is useful for client-side use cases where writing cache files inside the repository itself may interfere with repository verification. This option is currently supported for --update and --update-pkg-desc-index actions, for which consumers of the corresponding cache or index files are already capable of consuming files from the external cache directory (/var/cache/edb/dep). Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/737470 Signed-off-by: Zac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>
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diff --git a/man/egencache.1 b/man/egencache.1
index ae7370e21..79c1c3159 100644
--- a/man/egencache.1
+++ b/man/egencache.1
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.TH "EGENCACHE" "1" "Dec 2015" "Portage VERSION" "Portage"
+.TH "EGENCACHE" "1" "Sep 2020" "Portage VERSION" "Portage"
egencache \- generate metadata cache for ebuild repositories
@@ -55,6 +55,13 @@ Location of portage config files.
Defaults to /.
+.BR "\-\-external\-cache\-only"
+Output to the external cache rather than to the repository itself.
+This is useful for client\-side usage, where it may not be possible to
+output to the repository itself since that would interfere with
+repository verification. This option is supported by the \-\-update and
+\-\-update\-pkg\-desc\-index actions.
.BR "\-\-gpg\-dir"
Override the PORTAGE_GPG_DIR variable.