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|Summary=Tool to manage Gentoo overlays
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|Homepage=http://layman.sourceforge.net/
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Layman is an "overlay" external repository management tool.
  
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=== Installation ===
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<console>###i## emerge layman</console>
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[[make.conf]] must source laymans overlays for emerge to pull in packages from external sources.  This line needs to be below everything else in make.conf.
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<console>###i## echo "source /var/lib/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/portage/make.conf</console>
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=== Using Layman ===
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Fetch, and display a list of overlays:
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<console>###i## layman -L</console>
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Add an overlay to your system:
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<console>###i## layman -a <overlay name></console>
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Delete an overlay from your system:
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<console>###i## layman -d <overlay name></console>
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==== Masking Overlay Packages ====
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Overlays have the power to override distro packages.  To avoid conflicts, mask everything in the overlay, and unmask the packages that are necessary to your system.
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/package.mask|lang=|desc=mask all packages in an overlay|body=
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*/*::overlay-name
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}}
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/package.unmask|lang=|desc=unmask packages to be used|body=
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cat-egory/pack-age1
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cat-egory/pack-age2
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}}
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==== Sync ====
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Sync a specific overlays ebuilds:
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<console>###i## layman -s <overlay name></console>
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Sync all overlays:
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<console>###i## layman -S</console>
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Sync all overlays via eix:
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<console>###i## eix-sync</console>
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=== Troubleshooting ===
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Problem:
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Warning: an installed db file was not found at: ['/var/lib/layman/cache***.xml']
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Solution:
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<console>###i## layman -L</console>
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app-portage/layman


Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree
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Summary: Tool to manage Gentoo overlays

Use Flags

bazaar
Support dev-vcs/bzr based overlays
cvs
Support dev-vcs/cvs based overlays
darcs
Support dev-vcs/darcs based overlays
g-sorcery
Support app-portage/g-sorcery based overlays
git
Support dev-vcs/git based overlays
gpg
Support app-crypt/gnupg signed overlays lists and manifests
mercurial
Support dev-vcs/mercurial based overlays
squashfs
Support mounting squashfs image overlays locally read-only
subversion
Support dev-vcs/subversion based overlays
sync-plugin-portage
Install the sys-apps/portage sync module

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Layman

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Layman is an "overlay" external repository management tool.

Installation

# emerge layman

make.conf must source laymans overlays for emerge to pull in packages from external sources. This line needs to be below everything else in make.conf.

# echo "source /var/lib/layman/make.conf" >> /etc/portage/make.conf

Using Layman

Fetch, and display a list of overlays:

# layman -L

Add an overlay to your system:

# layman -a <overlay name>

Delete an overlay from your system:

# layman -d <overlay name>

Masking Overlay Packages

Overlays have the power to override distro packages. To avoid conflicts, mask everything in the overlay, and unmask the packages that are necessary to your system.

/etc/portage/package.mask - mask all packages in an overlay
*/*::overlay-name
/etc/portage/package.unmask - unmask packages to be used
cat-egory/pack-age1
cat-egory/pack-age2

Sync

Sync a specific overlays ebuilds:

# layman -s <overlay name>

Sync all overlays:

# layman -S

Sync all overlays via eix:

# eix-sync

Troubleshooting

Problem: Warning: an installed db file was not found at: ['/var/lib/layman/cache***.xml']

Solution:

# layman -L


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