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<h1>exndbam Repository Format</h1>

<p>The <code>exndbam</code> repository format is used on Exherbo to track packages installed from an exheres. It is not
used on Gentoo and derived distributions; <a href="vdb.html">VDB</a> serves the equivalent purpose there.</p>

<p>As well as the <a href="index.html">general keys supported for all repositories</a>, the following keys have meaning
for <code>exndbam</code> format repositories:</p>

<dl>
    <dt><code>location</code></dt>
    <dd>The location of the repository. Mandatory.</dd>

    <dt><code>builddir</code></dt>
    <dd>The directory to use when 'building' a package for an uninstall (a temporary directory is needed for various
    operations). Optional.</dd>

    <dt><code>root</code></dt>
    <dd>The root to which this exndbam repository corresponds. Optional.</dd>

    <dt><code>name</code></dt>
    <dd>The repository's name. Defaults to "installed". Usually only changed if multiple exndbam repositories are
    required.</dd>
</dl>