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On 25-03-2009 09:34:37 -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> 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 to write ebuilds that work in prefix.
> But, without knowledge of how Gentoo Prefix works - they shouldn't
> need to know.
For many ebuilds they shouldn't even have to bother, in the ideal case.
> 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)
I don't really agree on this one... The only think I assume is that if
it carries one prefix keyword, that the ebuild is probably checked for
the most (trivial) prefix issues, like configure flags, install
> 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"
I still don't like this. I do a lot of work to keyword packages which
work, and maintain them on upgrades by having as much as possible
installed so I catch failures.
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