Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-alt
Lists: gentoo-alt: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
To: gentoo-alt@g.o
From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:30:18 -0500

(Time for some more growing pains. It is my opinion that prefix keywords 
are one of the last major blockers left in our effort to merge back to 
gentoo-x86. Inspired by chatting with solar in irc)

The current situation is when a package is imported, it automatically 
gets a few keywords that gentoo-x86 has. The dev that imports it, tests 
that it compiles and leaves the 'automatic' keywords. Version bumps 
happen automatically and the keywords are carried forward without 
testing. If there is an issue we react to it. Besides the initial 
importing (which may have happened years ago) we don't do any proactive 

So, since we are already in a hugely reactive mode..why don't we just 
get rid of prefix keywords completely? It gets hairy if the arch most 
always needs patches (FreeMiNT/IRIX comes to mind). However, this is one 
reason that we ask for everyone's help in submitting patches upstream.

Before anyone says "but, that will be much more likely to break my 
prefix" - I refute that because we are already running on this policy 
with regards to the automatic bumps. For the most part, it is smooth. 
Major packages are masked if someone hasn't tested them yet (eg. gcc & bash)

Any other thoughts?


[1]: I do weekly emerge -e world but that clearly will not test all 
packages on all arches. Just the @system+$random set on one arch.

Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
-- Michael Haubenwallner
Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
-- Fabian Groffen
Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
-- Markus Duft
Lists: gentoo-alt: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
Next by thread:
Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
Previous by date:
Next by date:
Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)

Updated Jun 17, 2009

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-alt mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.