|−|== Gentoo Initialization == |+|
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|−|Gentoo profile initialization has been documented in [https://github. com/funtoo/portage-funtoo/commit/4c6826a0029c3c8f0aa92e70b4e50f2ffc58c7fa#diff-0 this GitHub commit], and describes how Gentoo's Portage finds and processes profiles. Funtoo Linux will be making some changes to this algorithm, but first things first -- document the existing functionality. Basically, Gentoo's Portage looks for profiles using this algorithm: |+|
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|−|# Does <tt>/etc/make.profile</tt> exist? If so, it defines the primary profile. |+|
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|−|# If not, does <tt>/etc/portage/make. profile</tt> exist? If so, it defines the primary profile. |+|
|−|# Recursively process the <tt>parent</tt> file found in the primary profile to build a list of all cascading profiles |+|
|−|# if <tt>/etc/portage/profile</tt> exists, it is a user-defined profile - tack it to the end of our profile list so it can modify anything in the cascading profiles. |+|
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|−|Here is a more detailed description of the steps: |+|
|−|# Look for a profile directory/symlink at <tt>/etc/make.profile</tt>, if one exists, use this as the main profile directory. |+|
|−|# If <tt>/etc/make.profile</tt> doesn't exist, use <tt>/etc/portage/make.profile</tt> as a back- up location if it exists. |+|
|−|# If neither location exists, then a main profile directory doesn't exist and is undefined (None) |+|
|−|Using the main profile directory/symlink found above, the <tt>LocationsManager._addProfile()</tt> recursive function will be called that will create a list of all cascading profiles. This works by looking for a <tt>parent</tt> file in the profile directory. If this file exists, then each line is treated as a ''relative path'' and used to modify the path to the current profile, pointing to a "parent" profile that this particular profile modifies. There can be more than one parent, one per line. ''The first line in the <tt>parent</tt> file is the highest- priority parent.'' |+|
|−|Once this list is created, the code checks to see if <tt>/etc/portage/profile</tt> directory exists. If it does, it is tacked at the end of the cascading profile list, meaning that it is evaluated last and this user-defined profile has the ability to modify any of the cascading profile settings. It provides an ideal hook point for a user-defined profile that can tweak anything the user wants to modify in the profile. |+|
Category: Portage]] |+|
Latest revision as of 02:29, December 29, 2010
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--Brantgurga 03:29, 29 December 2010 (CET)