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authorMichał Górny <>2019-12-22 19:52:00 +0100
committerUlrich Müller <>2019-12-30 15:35:25 +0100
commit2f8a07cf6b41b8883ad751d0e67705ab3cd264d4 (patch)
parentebuild-vars.tex: Consistent order of *DEPEND variables. (diff)
ebuild-vars: Remove 'simple filename' mirror fetching
The feature of using 'simple filename' to fetch from mirrors is ill-defined (which mirrors?). The Portage implementation works only if GENTOO_MIRRORS are explicitly set. It's not used in any ebuilds. Let's remove it retroactively from the specification. Bug: Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <> Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/ebuild-vars.tex b/ebuild-vars.tex
index 9de9d55..476ea13 100644
--- a/ebuild-vars.tex
+++ b/ebuild-vars.tex
@@ -159,11 +159,9 @@ managers may also consult mirrors for their files.
The special \t{mirror://} protocol must be supported. See section~\ref{sec:thirdpartymirrors} for
mirror details.
-If a simple filename rather than a full URI is provided, the package manager can only use mirrors
-to download the file.
The \t{RESTRICT} metadata key can be used to impose additional restrictions upon downloading---see
-section~\ref{sec:restrict} for details.
+section~\ref{sec:restrict} for details. Fetch restricted packages may use a simple filename instead
+of a full URI.
\featurelabel{src-uri-arrows} In EAPIs listed in table~\ref{tab:uri-arrows-table} as supporting
arrows, if an arrow is used, the filename used when saving to \t{DISTDIR} shall instead be the name