Gentoo Development Guide

Profiles updates/ Directory

The files in the updates/ directory are organized by quarters of years and are named <quarter>Q-<year>, e.g. 1Q-2010 (quarter count is one-based).

These files are simple text files, where each line contains one of the following commands. Note that these only cause the package manager to adjust its metadata, the actual changes to the package have to be done manually.

Command Description
move oldcat/oldpkg newcat/newpkg Indicates the packages has been renamed, moved to another category, or both.
slotmove atom oldslot newslot Indicates that the atom specified has changed slots.