Thursday, June 05, 2008

Diffing between branches using CVS

Since I had to search a little bit to find the correct line of code to get a sane diff between branches when using CVS I better note it down here:

cvs diff -kk -r BRANCH -r HEAD
The main point was to avoid the keyword substitution here.

Monday, June 02, 2008

layman-1.2.0 has been released

Finally another layman release. The list of open bugs accumulated during the past half year was rather small. So there is not much to say about it.

The most notable change is probably the changed default storage location. It has been switched from /usr/portage/local/layman to /usr/local/portage/layman. /usr/portage/local was an older location for overlays and using /usr/local/portage is advised nowadays.

The complete list of resolved bugs:

  • Added use flags for pulling in version control systems as a dependency (#168203)
  • Added umask handling (#186819)
  • Modified storage location and provided empty default make.conf (#219786)

And somebody provided an ebuild for layman bash completion. I'm going to take a look at that one soon.