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Gentoo: the HForge overlay

Just updated the ebuilds for itools and ikaaro in the hforge overlay, so I thought this is a good time to document how to use the hforge overlay.

Layman with Git support

If you have not installed layman yet, you have to, with the git use flag:

/etc/portage/package.use
app-portage/layman git

Then emerge layman:

$ sudo emerge layman

Tell layman about the HForge overlay

Edit the /etc/layman/layman.cfg file:

/etc/layman/layman.cfg
overlays : http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/overlays/repositories.xml
https://raw.github.com/hforge/overlay/master/layman/list.xml

Add the HForge overlay

$ sudo layman -S
$ sudo layman -a hforge-overlay

Then edit the make.conf file:

/etc/make.conf
source /var/lib/layman/make.conf

Test by emerging itools

Now you can test for instance by emerging itools. First unmask the package:

/etc/portage/package.keywords
dev-python/itools ~amd64

Then emerge:

$ sudo emerge -p itools

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