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repos.conf updates

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idk i think the talk page should be the place for some of the discussion on the main page going on there....

starting to look at the updated syntax.

/usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf shows syntax

root #mirrorselect -ior >> /etc/portage/repos.conf

[DEFAULT] main-repo = gentoo

[gentoo] location = /usr/portage sync-type = rsync sync-uri = rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage

end rant

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 666threesixes666 (talkcontribs)

True, there is a warning at SYNC

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Emc (talkcontribs) 12:32, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

First Paragraph Correction

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"The default configuration of repositories for Portage originates from the Portage package itself, /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf. However, the settings within /etc/portage/repos.conf override values set within /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf."

Should read: "The default configuration for Portage repositories originates from the Portage package itself, /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf. However, the settings within /etc/portage/repos.conf FALLS BACK TO values set WITHIN /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf." --Roger (talk) 16:34, 28 December 2015 (UTC) Added minor grammar corrections. Reread this today, and initially immediately thought I wrote that first paragraph!!! Good attempt if English is your second language. --Roger (talk) 14:58, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

I disagree. There is portage (a program) and there are repositories. "itself" makes no sense to me as the sentence is about "the Gentoo repository", about its configuration.--Charles17 (talk) 16:13, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Question about the SYNC variable

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Will mirrorselect still default to using the old make.conf SYNC variable which has been deprecated. Or has this been fixed with bug #486956? If so (fixed), that sentence should be removed.

--Charles17 (talk) 21:37, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Test it an then fix it if it's broken. It's a public wiki. --Maffblaster (talk) 21:43, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Tested, keeping that sentence. --Charles17 (talk) 10:09, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
Also, please add InfoBoxes when you're creating new discussions so we can categorically track them. --Maffblaster (talk) 21:45, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
mirrorselect has a behavior that changes the output when it detects that repos.conf is in the path and rsync is the type. I don't believe this is well documented. --Grknight (talk) 21:48, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
If this behavior has changed we can adjust this article accordingly. --Maffblaster (talk) 23:56, 17 April 2017 (UTC)