Portage maintenance

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Page for tips and tricks and general maintenance.

Find files that were previously installed but do not belong to any ebuild:

find -O3 /lib64 -type f   -print0 | xargs -0 qfile -o


General information about creating or maintaining portage repositories (ebuild repositories)

When creating a local repository, it appears that there is an undocumented requirement for the name of the repository. It shouldn't include spaces nor some special characters:

# cat /usr/local/portage/profiles/repo_name
John Doe's overlay
# emerge ...
=!!! Section 'John Doe's overlay' in repos.conf has name different from repository name 'john-doe-s-overlay' set inside repository

The solution is to rename the overlay with the dashes: 'john-doe-s-overlay'.



First understand the current configuration of the system:

       layman (-L|--list)
       layman (-l|--list-local)