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jordanwb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: [Solved]Making custom overlay Reply with quote

I use VirtualBox and since the latest in portage is 2.0.6 and the latest available is 2.1.2 I decided to modify the 2.0.6 ebuilds for 2.1.2. I've also decided that I'd like the make an overlay available for others if there is a desire. Now I've made the directories and copied the 2.1.2 ebuilds but it occurs to me that there may be more required than just ebuilds. I know I need a Manifest file but is there anything else?

I need a cool name for the overlay too.


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thewtex
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

metadata.xml is optional

Don't do an overlay -- do a funtoo fork. More people will be able to easily get at it. See funtoo.org
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of users don't seem to have a problem with overlays.

I found out that the "jokey" overlay has VirtualBox in it, so I won't need to make my own.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you try 2.1.2?

I bumped 2.1.0 to 2.1.2 in my overlay (link below) but when I ran virtualbox the UI did not show up so I quickly reverted back and hard masked the ebuild.

http://github.com/drescherjm/jmdgentoooverlay/commit/c2c73506b334f152f56e7dca3640ba9310f66858
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