The result of a blogging accident

Starting a Gentoo overlay

I’ve been playing with Gentoo (yet again), and so I thought I’d put up a repository of ebuilds I’ve either changed or written myself.

We start off this project with an ebuild for xrdp, as well as a number of patches I’ve written for xrdp. More details on the overlay page.

Starting up an overlay has turned out pretty trivial to do, all you need to make is one extra file in profiles/repo_name and then build your ebuilds as normal using the normal layout (eg: net-misc/xrdp/xrdp-9999.ebuild). I’ve put mine in a Subversion repository to make it easy to update and keep up to date, and written an layman overlay description for my overlay. This makes end-user use really easy as well.