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From: Markus Duft <mduft@g.o>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alt] [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:54:53
Message-Id: 1237992564.28894.45.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-alt] [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?) by Jeremy Olexa
On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 09:34 -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Markus Duft <mduft@g.o> wrote: > > this whole proposal would fix multiple problems: > > > > 1) main and prefix keywords are different, but thats ok if prefix > > keywords are PREFIX_KEYWORDS - we could do our own thing here. > > > > 2) it would solve the problem "how does portage know which packages can > > i merge in a prefixed environment" - no need to trigger based on > > inherit, EAPI - or something worse :) > > > > 3) it would ease porting to prefix: simply allow merging main ebeuilds > > in prefix by adding GENTOO to the ACCEPT_DISTRO_KEYWORDS. > > > > 4) it would make gentoo a "real" meta distro as haubi said, since > > gentoo's (linux or prefix) "consumers" can do their own thing with > > keywords completely different from ours. it would be no problem to use - > > for example - keywords like "mduft" and "haubi" (lol), as long as they > > are (fex) SALOMON_KEYWORDS. > > > > what about forwarding this thread to portage-dev@? > > I'm having trouble formulating a response to haubi's point because it > is highly divergent to my main goal(s) here. > > a) I want non prefix devs[1] to write ebuilds that work in prefix. > But, without knowledge of how Gentoo Prefix works - they shouldn't > need to know. > b) The current strategy of Gentoo Prefix keywords is if it compiles on > one arch, it generally will compile on the rest. (Not always true, but > mostly true)
this is mostly untrue for at least a few platforms haubi and i am working on...
> > So, in response to the above points. If we had PREFIX_KEYWORDS, it > should _default_ to all and then react to a failure. As in: > PREFIX_KEYWORDS="* -x86-interix"
that would be an option, but i'm unsure if that would be more or less work/trouble to fight with than the current situation. maybe that would work. Cheers, Markus
> > -Jeremy > > [1]: There is no way that the current Prefix dev team can handle all > the ebuilds in the main tree. We need to leverage work that other > people are already doing - similar to the way linux prefix profiles > are inheriting gentoo-x86 profiles. We use the {x86,amd64,ia64} arch > teams work to save us from duplicating it. >