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On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Jeremy Olexa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
Good call - there's always a catch though isn't there ;-) Just
overwriting strings in the binaries sounds like a good idea. Then
there's also random regular text files too.
Crossdev can be easily patched to work 'properly', and glibc / gcc
have a bit of spots that need to be massaged, but otherwise it's
doable (I can say that now that I've had to do it a couple of times).
So is there any momentum for eprefixed binaries? I.e. something of a
stage3? It seems like it will always be an ongoing battle, but string
substitution probably eliminates a large part of that.