Ineluctable Overlay offers a repository of Gentoo ebuilds maintained by me for projects that are not yet available through the Portage tree.
Managing This Overlay
Keep in mind that this overlay provides packages that differ from the ones in the Portage tree.
If you do have troubles with an ebuild provided by this overlay, please take it up with the ebuild provider (the owner of this GitHub account) and not with the official Gentoo's developers. In short, in case of issues, please DO NOT report bugs at bugs.gentoo.org for these ebuilds.
Installing the overlay
In order to manage the overlay, the package app-portage/layman must be installed into your environment:
emerge -av app-portage/layman
If the installation of layman was successfully completed, then you are ready to add this overlay by fetching its remote list as showed below:
wget -q -O /etc/layman/overlays/ineluctable-overlay.xml https://raw.github.com/Dr-Terrible/ineluctable-overlay/master/overlay.xml
At this point you can execute:
layman -Lk layman -a ineluctable-overlay
Updating the overlay
Keep the overlay up to date with:
layman -s ineluctable-overlay
Removing the overlay
The process of removing this overlay from your Gentoo environment is quite straightforward:
layman -d ineluctable-overlay rm -r /etc/layman/overlays/ineluctable-overlay.xml
This repository offers packages that are known to work on the following architectures:
- x86 (32bit)
- amd64 (64bit)
- x86-fbsd (experimental)
I welcome issue reports, feedbacks, and ebuild requests; I encourage you to use the issues list on GitHub to provide them.
Code contributions and bug fixes are welcome too, and I encourage the use of pull requests to discuss and review your ebuild code changes. Before proposing a large change, please discuss it by raising an issue.
Before You Begin
This overlay assumes that you have read, and properly understood, the Gentoo Developer Manual.
Code of Conduct
Help me to keep this overlay open and inclusive for everyone. Please, read and follow the Code of Conduct.
Making and Submitting Changes
To make the process of pull requests submission as seamless as possible, I ask for the following:
Go ahead and fork this project and make your changes.
When your code changes are ready, make sure to run
repoman fix -d,
repoman full -d, and
repoman -vx fullin the root of the repository to ensure that all the Gentoo's QA tests pass. This is necessary to assure nothing was accidentally broken by your changes; for the purpose, this GitHub repository integrates Travis for Continuous Integration of repoman tests. I only take pull requests with passing repoman tests.
If your commits are all related to the same ebuild, it's advisable to squash then into a single one with
git rebase -i. It's okay to force update your pull request with git
push -f, if necessary.
Make sure your git commit messages are in the proper format to make reading history easier. Commit message should look like:
[category/package-name] Short description Long description
If you have questions about how to write the short / long descriptions, please read these blog articles: How to Write a Commit Message, 5 Useful Tips For A Better Commit Message. Both of them are excellent resources for learning how to write a well-crafted git commit message. If your commit references one or more GitHub issues, always end your commit message body with See #1234 or Fixes #1234 (replace 1234 with the desired GitHub issue ID).
GPG signing your changes is a good idea, but not mandatory.
Push your changes to your branch in your fork, and then submit a pull request agains this repository.
Comment in the pull request when you are ready for the changes to be reviewed:
PR ready for review.
At this point you are waiting for my feedbacks. I look at pull requests within few days. I may suggest some improvements or alternatives.