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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
Subject: [PREFIX] profiles arch subs?
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 12:49:38 +0200
Hi all,

While cleaning up the Darwin and Solaris profiles, I noticed that there
is some redundancy in masks (necessary) due to the structure based on
single inheritance:

<os>/<release>/<arch>
e.g.
darwin/10.4/ppc
darwin/10.4/x86
darwin/10.5/ppc
darwin/10.5/x86

Most e.g. masks in the ppc dirs are specific for the CPU, and not really
bound to the OS release.  So I propose the following structure:

<os>/<arch>
<os>/<release>/<arch> (inherits from .. and ../../<arch>)

This way a single mask can e.g. apply to all PPC versions of Mac OS X.
Similar for Solaris' sparc, sparc64, x86 and x64.

Does this make sense, or am I missing something obvious?  Better ideas?

(note that I (hopefully) kept full backwards compatability with this scheme)


-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level


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