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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: portable EPREFIX? ... cros sdev toolchains, anyone?
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 10:59:41 -0500
On Fri, 27 May 2011 11:42:21 -0400, Christopher Friedt wrote:
> Hi list,
>
> The EPREFIX suggested on the bootstrap page[1] (at least for Mac) is
> completely non-portable, since EPREFIX=${HOME}/Gentoo will change 
> with
> every single username. This prevents people like me from sharing
> useful things like crossdev toolchains that might not be so easy for
> others to put together.

<snip a bunch of crossdev stuff, good stuff by the way>

So, you are providing binaries that you would like to share? There 
isn't a graceful solution, but there is chpathtool[1] that is 
automatically used when emerging binpkgs if "build EPREFIX" != "your 
EPREFIX" - the catch? The build prefix must be longer than then new 
prefix. I build binaries in a prefix that is 97 characters long, 
assuming that the average user will pick a shorter location ;) This 
greatly reduces the time for a new prefix installation (down to as quick 
as 5-7 minutes). In my opinion, changing the docs is even less of a 
solution.

Anyway, maybe that bit of info will help your mission. ;)

-Jeremy

[1]: 
http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/portage.git;a=blob;f=src/chpathtool.c;h=c4e481bbb26ffe9ea52db6ecccfebf3073686704;hb=refs/heads/prefix
[1]: http://goo.gl/w8VKH (shortened link)


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