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authorUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2019-07-29 17:23:01 +0200
committerUlrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>2019-07-29 17:23:01 +0200
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ebuild-env-vars.tex: Clarify trailing slash rule.
Signed-off-by: Ulrich Müller <ulm@gentoo.org>
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@@ -466,8 +466,9 @@ set, though.
\label{sec:trailing-slash}
Unless specified otherwise, the paths provided through package manager variables do not end with
-a trailing slash and cannot be empty. A few exceptions to that rule are listed
-in table~\ref{tab:trailing-slash} along with applicable EAPIs.
+a trailing slash. Consequently, the system root directory will be represented by the empty string.
+A few exceptions to this rule are listed in table~\ref{tab:trailing-slash} along with applicable
+EAPIs.
For EAPIs where those variables are defined to always end with a trailing slash, the package manager
guarantees that a trailing slash will always be appended to the path in question. If the path