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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...
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