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I'm not sure I've spent enough time thinking about these things to
give you very good feedback, but as an enterprise-ish user, I'm pretty
excited about the direction you're going.
Perhaps I've misunderstood your proposal, but I guess I'd prefer a
solution for stabilization of packages that doesn't require me to make
any alterations to the upstream ebuilds. If I could simply "apply"
keywords to package versions from e.g. /etc/portage/package.whatever,
that'd be simpler. My work then is just in maintaining an overlay with
special packages/package versions required by my systems, and bumping
up the stable versions of critical packages, and not with merging
If I've misunderstood something, perhaps you could walk me through a
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Michael Haubenwallner <email@example.com> wrote:
> do we already know how to do Prefix keywords in the main tree? 
> Based on  I've hacked up some glep draft , although without any
> Prefix pointers (yet).
> What do you (Prefix devs and users) think about these definitions by the
> means of my glep draft (take "Enterprise" as "Redistribution" here):
> 1) "Gentoo Prefix" is a "Redistribution of Gentoo Linux",
> and thus the glep applies with:
> + PREFIX_KEYWORDS in the ebuilds
> + ACCEPT_DISTRO_KEYWORDS='PREFIX' in profile (make.conf?)
> 2) "Gentoo Prefix" is a standalone distribution, and does:
> + share KEYWORDS in the ebuilds with "Gentoo Linux"
> + ACCEPT_DISTRO_KEYWORDS='GENTOO' picks Prefix keywords only.
> + introduce new PREFIXKEYWORDS in the ebuilds
> + ACCEPT_DISTRO_KEYWORDS='GENTOO' resolves to $PREFIXKEYWORDS
> + "Enterprise Prefix" would have ENTERPRISE_PREFIXKEYWORDS in ebuilds
> IMO, the most convenient/useable/obvious one (in practical sense) is 1),
> although the more "correct" one (in political sense?) might be 2).
>  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/58443
>  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/60566
>  http://dev.gentoo.org/~haubi/glep-distro-keywords.html
> Michael Haubenwallner
> Gentoo on a different level