oilman integration

If you use oilman to manage your repositories you can call:

# oilman --add-repository jnrowe::misc

Or, if you’d rather use the rsync mirror:

# oilman --method=rsync --add-repository jnrowe::misc

To sync the repository:

# oilman --sync jnrowe::misc  # Sync this repository only
# oilman --sync all  # or sync all repositories

layman integration

If you use layman to sync your repositories you can easily add this repository to the supported list.

If you’re using layman v1.2.4 or newer, then the support/layman2.xml should be added to the overlays section of /etc/layman/layman.conf, for example:

overlays  :

If you’re using layman v1.2.3 or earlier, then support/layman.xml should be added to the overlays section of /etc/layman/layman.conf, for example:

overlays  :

Then you can add the overlay using layman:

# layman -a jnrowe-misc


You may need to run layman --fetch or perform a sync operation before this command will work.

To sync the repository you can use layman directly, either syncing just this overlay or all your overlays at once:

# layman -s jnrowe-misc  # Sync just jnrowe-misc
# layman -S  # or sync all layman managed overlays

Or if you’re an eix user you can use eix-sync to update the repositories and the eix database at the same time, first tell eix-sync to update the repository:

# echo "jnrowe-misc" >>/etc/eix-sync.conf  # Sync just jnrowe-misc
# echo "*" >>/etc/eix-sync.conf  # or sync all layman managed overlays

Finally, call eix-sync to update the specified repositories and the eix package database.

Manual installation

To manually manage this overlay just clone the git repository to a location accessible by portage, and edit /etc/portage/make.conf‘s PORTDIR_OVERLAY setting. See the make.conf(5) manual page for details.