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authorAndrew Ammerlaan <andrewammerlaan@riseup.net>2020-07-12 13:41:40 +0200
committerAndrew Ammerlaan <andrewammerlaan@riseup.net>2020-07-12 13:41:40 +0200
commit16d5ce85b703a04076b8da210afd202fc6c90aa8 (patch)
tree6d9f32dfc80e5ebf23696f1acfd1b6b1cb5799c0 /README.md
parentdev-util/osc: re-add symlinked 9999 ebuild (diff)
README.md: add note on symlinks
https://github.com/gentoo/guru/issues/5 Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.103, Repoman-2.3.23 Signed-off-by: Andrew Ammerlaan <andrewammerlaan@riseup.net>
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@@ -90,6 +90,10 @@ In GURU we use ['thin manifests'](https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Repository_format
String variables should be quoted (e.g. not `$P` or `${P}` but `"${P}"`). `repoman -dx full` will warn you about any unquoted variables you might have forgotten about.
+- #### No Symlinks in the repository
+Please don't use symlinks in the repository (e.g. foobar-x.y.z.ebuild -> foobar-9999.ebuild), see [this forum posts](https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1079126-start-0.html) on why this is not a good idea.
- #### Undesirable/Deprecated dependencies
Sometimes a upstream lists dependencies which are considered deprecated. If possible, packages should **not** depend on these deprecated dependencies. Reasons a dependency might be deprecated is that it is too old, unmaintained, or the features it adds are not useful to Gentoo. You can find an overview of the currently deprecated dependencies and the reason they are deprecated in `$(portageq get_repo_path / gentoo)/profiles/package.deprecated`. `repoman -dx full` will warn you if your package depends on a deprecated dependency.