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26 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">60</td>
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28 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Manifest2 filetypes</td>
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30 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.8</td>
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32 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0060.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2010/01/31 07:56:58</a></td>
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34 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Robin Hugh Johnson &lt;robbat2&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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36 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td>
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42 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Requires:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glepglep-0044.html">44</a></td>
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44 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">November 2007</td>
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46 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Updated:</th><td class="field-body">June 2008, July 2008, October 2008, January 2010</td>
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48 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Updates:</th><td class="field-body">44</td>
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50 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">December 2009, January 2010</td>
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55 <div class="contents topic" id="contents">
56 <p class="topic-title first">Contents</p>
57 <ul class="simple">
58 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#abstract" id="id4">Abstract</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#motivation" id="id5">Motivation</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#specification" id="id6">Specification</a><ul>
61 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#general" id="id7">General</a></li>
62 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#excluded-files" id="id8">Excluded files</a></li>
63 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#existing-filetypes" id="id9">Existing filetypes:</a><ul>
64 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#aux" id="id10">AUX</a></li>
65 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#ebuild" id="id11">EBUILD</a></li>
66 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#dist" id="id12">DIST</a></li>
67 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#misc" id="id13">MISC</a></li>
68 </ul>
69 </li>
70 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#new-filetypes" id="id14">New filetypes:</a><ul>
71 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#info-new-abstract" id="id15">_INFO (new, abstract)</a></li>
72 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#crit-new-abstract" id="id16">_CRIT (new, abstract)</a></li>
73 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#id1" id="id17">EBUILD</a></li>
74 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#id2" id="id18">DIST</a></li>
75 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#id3" id="id19">MISC</a></li>
76 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#manifest-new" id="id20">MANIFEST (new)</a></li>
77 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#eclass-new" id="id21">ECLASS (new)</a></li>
78 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#data-new" id="id22">DATA (new)</a></li>
79 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#exec-new" id="id23">EXEC (new)</a></li>
80 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#other-new" id="id24">OTHER (new)</a></li>
81 </ul>
82 </li>
83 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#on-bloat" id="id25">On Bloat</a></li>
84 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#chosing-a-filetype" id="id26">Chosing a filetype</a></li>
85 </ul>
86 </li>
87 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id27">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
88 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#thanks-to" id="id28">Thanks to</a></li>
89 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#references" id="id29">References</a></li>
90 <li><a class="reference internal" href="#copyright" id="id30">Copyright</a></li>
91 </ul>
92 </div>
93 <div class="section" id="abstract">
94 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4">Abstract</a></h1>
95 <p>Clarification of the Manifest2 [#GLEP44] specification, including new types to
96 help in the tree-signing specification.</p>
97 </div>
98 <div class="section" id="motivation">
99 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5">Motivation</a></h1>
100 <p>[#GLEP44] was not entirely clear on the usage of filetype specifiers.
101 This document serves to provide some of the internal logic used by
102 Portage at the point of writing, as well as adding new types to cover
103 the rest of the tree, for the purposes of tree-signing coverage.</p>
104 <p>This GLEP is not mandatory for the tree-signing specification, but
105 instead aims to clarify the usage of the Manifest2 filetype specifiers,
106 and note which types signify files that are allowed to be missing from
107 the tree (e.g. a user excluding a package or category).</p>
108 </div>
109 <div class="section" id="specification">
110 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6">Specification</a></h1>
111 <div class="section" id="general">
112 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7">General</a></h2>
113 <p>For any given directory with a Manifest file, every file located in that
114 directory, or a sub-directory must be listed in that Manifest file,
115 unless stated otherwise in the following sections. The Manifest file
116 must not contain an entry for itself.</p>
117 </div>
118 <div class="section" id="excluded-files">
119 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8">Excluded files</a></h2>
120 <p>When generating or validating a Manifest, or committing to a version
121 control system, the package manager should endeavour to ignore files
122 created by a version control system, backup files from text editors. A
123 non-exhaustive list is suggested here: <tt class="docutils literal">CVS/</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">.svn/</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">.bzr/</tt>,
124 <tt class="docutils literal">.git/</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">.hg/</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">.#*</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.rej</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.orig</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.bak</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*~</tt>.</p>
125 <p>Additionally, for a transitional Manifest1-&gt;Manifest2 system, old-style
126 digest files located in a 'files/' directory, may be excluded from
127 Manifest2 generation, or included with a type of MISC.</p>
128 <p>Under strict security conditions, the exclusion list may be ignored
129 during validation if the existence of a file would be considered a
130 security risk.</p>
131 </div>
132 <div class="section" id="existing-filetypes">
133 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9">Existing filetypes:</a></h2>
134 <div class="section" id="aux">
135 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10">AUX</a></h3>
136 <ul class="simple">
137 <li>The AUX type is used for all items under the 'files' subdirectory.</li>
138 <li>They should be verified relative to $FILESDIR.</li>
139 <li>The string 'files/' is left out of the Manifest line.</li>
140 <li>The absence of a file mentioned by AUX must be treated as an error.</li>
141 <li>The AUX type is intended to denote potentially executable content
142 (either directly or indirectly), that must be treated an error if
143 modified or absent.</li>
144 </ul>
145 </div>
146 <div class="section" id="ebuild">
147 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11">EBUILD</a></h3>
148 <ul class="simple">
149 <li>The EBUILD type is used solely for files ending in .ebuild, or other
150 suffixes as defined by the EAPI.</li>
151 <li>The files are located in the same directory as the Manifest file.</li>
152 <li>The modification or absence of a file mentioned by EBUILD must be
153 treated as an error.</li>
154 </ul>
155 </div>
156 <div class="section" id="dist">
157 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id12">DIST</a></h3>
158 <ul class="simple">
159 <li>The DIST type is used for distfiles</li>
160 <li>They may be found directly via the $DISTDIR setting of the package
161 manager.</li>
162 <li>During simple verification of a Manifest, a missing DIST file should
163 not be consider as a validation error (it is however a failure to
164 fetch or unpack).</li>
165 </ul>
166 </div>
167 <div class="section" id="misc">
168 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id13">MISC</a></h3>
169 <ul class="simple">
170 <li>The MISC type covers all remaining files in a directory.</li>
171 <li>MISC is intended to mark all content that was not used in
172 some way that directly affected execution of the package manager.</li>
173 <li>This includes metadata.xml and ChangeLog entries, and any other purely
174 informational content.</li>
175 <li>MISC entries where the file is missing may optionally be ignored as by
176 non-strict package managers.</li>
177 <li>It should be possible to install a package while all MISC entries have
178 been deleted from the tree.</li>
179 </ul>
180 </div>
181 </div>
182 <div class="section" id="new-filetypes">
183 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id14">New filetypes:</a></h2>
184 <div class="section" id="info-new-abstract">
185 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id15">_INFO (new, abstract)</a></h3>
186 <ul class="simple">
187 <li>This is the functionality of the old AUX, but does not include the
188 implicit 'files/' prefix in the path, and is verified relative to the
189 working directory instead of $FILESDIR.</li>
190 <li>The modification or absence of a file listed as a _INFO-derived type
191 is not an error unless the package manager is attempting to be strict.</li>
192 </ul>
193 </div>
194 <div class="section" id="crit-new-abstract">
195 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id16">_CRIT (new, abstract)</a></h3>
196 <ul class="simple">
197 <li>_CRIT is based off the _INFO type.</li>
198 <li>The modification or absence of a file listed as a _CRIT-derived type
199 MUST be treated as an error.</li>
200 </ul>
201 </div>
202 <div class="section" id="id1">
203 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id17">EBUILD</a></h3>
204 <ul class="simple">
205 <li>Now derived from _CRIT.</li>
206 <li>Otherwise unchanged.</li>
207 </ul>
208 </div>
209 <div class="section" id="id2">
210 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id18">DIST</a></h3>
211 <ul class="simple">
212 <li>Now derived from _CRIT.</li>
213 <li>Otherwise unchanged.</li>
214 </ul>
215 </div>
216 <div class="section" id="id3">
217 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id19">MISC</a></h3>
218 <ul class="simple">
219 <li>Now derived from _INFO.</li>
220 <li>Otherwise unchanged.</li>
221 </ul>
222 </div>
223 <div class="section" id="manifest-new">
224 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id20">MANIFEST (new)</a></h3>
225 <ul class="simple">
226 <li>The MANIFEST type is explicitly to cover all nested Manifest files.</li>
227 <li>During validation, this serves as an indicator that the package
228 manager may need to check subtree Manifest file.</li>
229 <li>A missing MANIFEST file may be treated as a minor (e.g. excluding an
230 entire category) or critical validation failure.</li>
231 <li>The failure should be considered as critical only if files that would
232 be directly covered by this Manifest are missing. Deletion of a
233 category-level Manifest while preserving the packages is forbidden.
234 Deletion of an entire category is not.</li>
235 </ul>
236 </div>
237 <div class="section" id="eclass-new">
238 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id21">ECLASS (new)</a></h3>
239 <ul class="simple">
240 <li>uses _CRIT.</li>
241 <li>This type shall be used for all eclasses only.</li>
242 </ul>
243 </div>
244 <div class="section" id="data-new">
245 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id22">DATA (new)</a></h3>
246 <ul class="simple">
247 <li>uses _CRIT.</li>
248 <li>The DATA type shall be used for all files that directly affect the
249 package manager, such as metadata/cache/* and profiles/.</li>
250 </ul>
251 </div>
252 <div class="section" id="exec-new">
253 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id23">EXEC (new)</a></h3>
254 <ul class="simple">
255 <li>uses _CRIT.</li>
256 <li>If the file gets sourced, executed, or causes a change (patches) in
257 how something is sourced or executed, it belongs in the EXEC
258 filetype.</li>
259 <li>This filetype should be used for the scripts directories of a
260 repository for important files.</li>
261 <li>This filetype is not limited to being used in the files/
262 subdirectory.</li>
263 </ul>
264 </div>
265 <div class="section" id="other-new">
266 <h3><a class="toc-backref" href="#id24">OTHER (new)</a></h3>
267 <ul class="simple">
268 <li>uses _CRIT.</li>
269 <li>All other files that are not covered by another type should be
270 considered as 'OTHER'.</li>
271 <li>Any further new filetypes should be introduced to subtract files
272 from the 'OTHER' set.</li>
273 <li>If a package manager runs into a unknown Manifest2 type, it should
274 be treated as 'OTHER'.</li>
275 </ul>
276 </div>
277 </div>
278 <div class="section" id="on-bloat">
279 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id25">On Bloat</a></h2>
280 <p>If repeated use of a common path prefix is considered a bloat problem, a
281 Manifest file should be added inside the common directory, however this
282 should not be done blindly, as bloat by inodes is more significant for
283 the majority of use cases. See also [#GLEP58] on size reductions of
284 Manifests.</p>
285 </div>
286 <div class="section" id="chosing-a-filetype">
287 <h2><a class="toc-backref" href="#id26">Chosing a filetype</a></h2>
288 <ol class="arabic">
289 <li><dl class="first docutils">
290 <dt>matches <tt class="docutils literal">Manifest</tt></dt>
291 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; MANIFEST, stop.</p>
292 </dd>
293 </dl>
294 </li>
295 <li><dl class="first docutils">
296 <dt>matches <tt class="docutils literal">*.ebuild</tt></dt>
297 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; EBUILD, stop.</p>
298 </dd>
299 </dl>
300 </li>
301 <li><dl class="first docutils">
302 <dt>matches <tt class="docutils literal">*.eclass</tt></dt>
303 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; ECLASS, stop.</p>
304 </dd>
305 </dl>
306 </li>
307 <li><dl class="first docutils">
308 <dt>listed in SRC_URI</dt>
309 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; DIST, stop.</p>
310 </dd>
311 </dl>
312 </li>
313 <li><dl class="first docutils">
314 <dt>matches <tt class="docutils literal">files/*</tt></dt>
315 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; AUX, continue [see note].</p>
316 </dd>
317 </dl>
318 </li>
319 <li><dl class="first docutils">
320 <dt>matches any of <tt class="docutils literal">*.sh</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.bashrc</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.patch</tt>, ...</dt>
321 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; EXEC, stop.</p>
322 </dd>
323 </dl>
324 </li>
325 <li><dl class="first docutils">
326 <dt>matches any of <tt class="docutils literal">metadata/cache/*</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">profiles/</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">package.*</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">use.mask*</tt>, ...</dt>
327 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; DATA, stop.</p>
328 </dd>
329 </dl>
330 </li>
331 <li><dl class="first docutils">
332 <dt>matches any of <tt class="docutils literal">ChangeLog</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">metadata.xml</tt>, <tt class="docutils literal">*.desc</tt>, ...</dt>
333 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; MISC, stop.</p>
334 </dd>
335 </dl>
336 </li>
337 <li><dl class="first docutils">
338 <dt>not matched by any other rule</dt>
339 <dd><p class="first last">=&gt; OTHER, stop.</p>
340 </dd>
341 </dl>
342 </li>
343 </ol>
344 <p>The logic behind 5, 6, 7 is ensuring that every item that by it's
345 presence or absence may be dangerous should always be treated strictly.
346 (Consider epatch given a directory of patches <tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">${FILESDIR}/${PV}/</span></tt>,
347 where it blindly includes them, or alternatively, the package.mask file
348 or a profile being altered/missing).</p>
349 <p>The above lists of file patterns are not intended to be exhaustive,
350 but merely demonstrative.</p>
351 <p>Note: The AUX entries should only be generated if we are generating a
352 compatible Manifest that supports older versions of Portage. They should
353 be generated along with the new type.</p>
354 </div>
355 </div>
356 <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
357 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id27">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
358 <p>For generation of existing package Manifests, the AUX entries must
359 continue to be present for the standard Portage deprecation cycle.
360 The new entries may be included already in all Manifest files, as they
361 will be ignored by older Portage versions. Over time, ECLASS, DATA,
362 EXEC, OTHER may replace the existing AUX type.</p>
363 <p>The adoption of this proposal does also affect [#GLEP58] as part of
364 this GLEP series, however this GLEP was an offset of the research in
365 that GLEP.</p>
366 </div>
367 <div class="section" id="thanks-to">
368 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id28">Thanks to</a></h1>
369 <p>I'd like to thank the following people for input on this GLEP.
370 - Marius Mauch (genone) &amp; Zac Medico (zmedico): Portage Manifest2</p>
371 </div>
372 <div class="section" id="references">
373 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id29">References</a></h1>
374 <table class="docutils footnote" frame="void" id="glep44" rules="none">
375 <colgroup><col class="label" /><col /></colgroup>
376 <tbody valign="top">
377 <tr><td class="label">[1]</td><td>Mauch, M. (2005) GLEP44 - Manifest2 format.
378 <a class="reference external" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0044.html">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glep/glep-0044.html</a></td></tr>
379 </tbody>
380 </table>
381 </div>
382 <div class="section" id="copyright">
383 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id30">Copyright</a></h1>
384 <p>Copyright (c) 2007-2010 by Robin Hugh Johnson. This material may be
385 distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the
386 Open Publication License, v1.0.</p>
387 <p>vim: tw=72 ts=2 expandtab:</p>
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