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From: Markus Duft <mduft@g.o>
Subject: Re: [PREFIX] prefix keywords need to go (?)
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 14:21:48 +0100
On Wed, 2009-03-25 at 08:08 -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> Fabian Groffen wrote:
> > On 25-03-2009 00:30:18 -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> > - "use <keyword> && bla" will no longer work (question; is it sane? well
> >   we need it in *DEPENDs at the moment for sure)
> 
> Reply to both you and mduft, same point.

ah, yes... so that one is not a problem.

> 
> The profile sets ARCH which is put into USE. so "use $ARCH && bla" will 
> still work.
> 
> > - Portage needs to be patched not to look at keywords any more, solar's
> 
> Set ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="**" in the profile, no patching needed.

hm. i'm afraid this won't work too good with regards to virtual
selection, etc, where one possible selection for a virtual would work,
but the _frist_ one in the list (which is selected by portage if all are
equal) doesn't work. i could list a few of those at least for interix,
winnt, hpux, aix, .... so that one won't work. most "|| ( )" would
break ... and i don't think it would be an option to change the ordering
of such || lists. (wow - reading this again i get knots in my brain...
do _you_ understand what i mean? :) )

Cheers, Markus

> 
[snip]
> > 
> > Or did I mis the point?
> 
> Clearer now?
> 
> -Jeremy
> 
> 



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-- Jeremy Olexa
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-- Fabian Groffen
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