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unwritten Repository Format

The unwritten repository format is used by Exherbo to keep track of packages that have not yet been written and packages that used to exist but that have now been deleted ('graveyard'). It is not used by Gentoo and derived distributions.

As well as the general keys supported for all repositories, the following keys have meaning for unwritten format repositories:

The location of the repository. Mandatory.
The name of the repository. Defaults to unwritten.
How to sync the repository. See Syncers for supported formats. Optional if the repository does not need to be synced. Different sync URIs to use when a different source is requested may be specified, e.g. sync = git+http://host/path local: git+file:///path.
Any options to be passed to the syncer. Optional. Options for alternative sources are specified using the same format as for sync.

Reference Configurations


The following lists all officially unwritten packages:

format = unwritten
location = /var/db/paludis/repositories/unwritten
sync = git://
importance = -100

The following lists all officially deleted packages:

format = unwritten
location = /var/db/paludis/repositories/graveyard
sync = git://
importance = -90