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On 08/05/2011 05:13 PM, heroxbd@... wrote:
> Dear Zac,
> Zac Medico <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> This is totally unnecessary, since you can use
>> $EPREFIX/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords for these.
> Ah-ha, from GLEP22, e.g. ~amd64 is a default to ~amd64-linux. Why
> don't we just treat these reasonable defauls as equal in the portage?
You can configure that yourself by setting ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~amd64
amd64" in make.conf.
However, it's not generally recommended since when ~amd64-linux is
missing from KEYWORDS it means that it may not have been tested in a
amd64-linux prefix environment. Sometimes it will work, but it's also
common for such ebuilds to try and install files outside of $EPREFIX
which will cause them to abort before they are installed.
Also, if you use package.accept_keywords along with --autounmask-write,
then you'll have a list of packages that is convenient if you plan to
submit keyword requests.
> I see bugs (and submit myself) in bugzilla to add keywords as
> ~amd64-linux when there is already ~amd64. Wondering the motivation of
> doing it explicitly.
In order to indicate that it has been tested in a prefix environment,
versus a non-prefix environment.