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From: Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o>
Subject: Re: [PREFIX] creating a prefix.eclass?
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:17:00 +0100
On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 10:15 +0100, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> Sort of responding to/being inspired by haubi's comment on -dev about
> "inherit eapi 4", I wondered whether we should make a prefix.eclass.
> 
> Currently we have eprefixify as function provided by Portage, and hence
> ebuilds that use eprefixify cannot be straight ported to gentoo-x86.
> Most notable are the eselect-* ebuilds that some gentoo-x86 devs like to
> give full Prefix support, but simply can't because eprefixify (which we
> would use) cannot be used in gentoo-x86.

Maybe indeed you're right, eprefixify is just an utility to help fixing
package's code and should not be part of an EAPI.

> So, should we start an eclass with for now eprefixify in there, and for
> every ebuild where we use it, start inheriting prefix and nuke the
> function from Portage?  Somehow I think this is a good idea.

In gentoo-x86, this indeed can help to integrate prefix ebuilds, even
with EAPI 0. Just set EPREFIX/ED/EROOT if unset, in global scope.

But the keyword issue still stands...

/haubi/
-- 
Michael Haubenwallner
Gentoo on a different level



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