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Layman is an "overlay" external repository management tool.

root # emerge layman

make.conf must source laymans overlays for emerge to pull in packages from external sources.

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

Using Layman

Fetch, and display a list of overlays:

root # layman -L

Add an overlay to your system:

root # layman -a <overlay name>

Delete an overlay from your system:

root # layman -d <overlay name>

Sync a specific overlays ebuilds:

root # layman -s <overlay name>

Sync all overlays:

root # layman -S

Sync all overlays via eix:

root # eix-sync