As a proper solution to bug #306233  I have prepared a draft for a
related glep-42-style  news item, my first such item ever. This is
my request for review.
If I don't hear anything for the next 72 hours I may put it online, as I
understand the GLEP. If you'd need more time for a proper review just
let me know.
Here we go:
Title: Layman storage path changed from version 1.3.0 on
Author: Sebastian Pipping <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Layman has been using /usr/local/portage/layman to store
overlay checkouts from version 1.2.3 on. As that path
was violating the concept of keeping portage away from
/usr/local the default of this storage location moves to
from version 1.3.0 on. If you have never modified /etc/layman.cfg
manually before, you may be tempted to let tools like etc-update
or cfg-update blindly accept this new version of layman.cfg.
As that would hide all your currently installed overlays from layman
it's probably not what you want. Your options are:
Move your current location to /var/lib/layman before upgrading
B) A symlink
Put a symlink to your current storage location at /var/lib/layman
before upgrading layman
Reject the path change for layman.cfg when running tools like
etc-update or cfg-update blindly. Be aware with this way you'll
have to do it for each layman update again.
PS: This news item is a reaction to users having run into this problem
(see bug #306233). Thanks to Volker Hemmann for reporting.