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From: Peter Abrahamsen <rainhead@...>
Subject: Re: Prefix keywords in main tree
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:42:58 -0700
Hi Haubi,

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
ebuild changes.

If I've misunderstood something, perhaps you could walk me through a
possible workflow?

Cheers,
Peter

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 3:20 AM, Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> do we already know how to do Prefix keywords in the main tree? [1]
>
> Based on [2] I've hacked up some glep draft [3], 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.
>   or
>   + 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).
>
> [1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/58443
> [2] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/60566
> [3] http://dev.gentoo.org/~haubi/glep-distro-keywords.html
>
> Thanks!
>
> /haubi/
> --
> Michael Haubenwallner
> Gentoo on a different level
>
>
>


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