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From: Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o>
Subject: Re: problems getting a prefix on aix-6.1
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:23:53 +0200
Hi François,

On 06/08/2012 02:13 AM, François Bissey wrote:
> There are a lot of ebuilds masked by EAPI=4, as the bootstrap portage only
> support EAPI=<3.

> With 2.3.0 all versions of perl are masked either by missing keywords or 
> EAPI=4.

> Does bootstrapping on aix require special instructions that I have missed?

Unfortunately, for way too long time now I didn't find time to keep prefix-launcher
up-to-date enough to keep being able to bootstrap current Prefix. The most important
thing to do would be upgrading portage itself, which requires upgrading to python-2.7.

However, in theory, prefix-launcher doesn't do much more than what is shown in the
bootstrap guides, except to bundle these commands into one super-package. In fact,
prefix-launcher isn't much more than what is $EPREFIX/tmp in the bootstrap guides.

But I'm not aware of anyone having tried to bootstrap along the bootstrap guide for
Solaris on AIX (or Interix) yet - actually I'm surprised to see some conditions for
these platforms in bootstrap-prefix.sh.

One of the major features of prefix-launcher over the current guide is to be able
to carry and apply patches for various packages, which often is necessary for the
more exotic platforms like AIX, Interix, HP-UX. This most likely is because these
platforms are rarely available to the upstream package maintainers to test on.

So you're welcome to either provide patches for prefix-launcher (trunk) to upgrade to
python-2.7 and current prefix-portage, or try fixing the Solaris bootstrap guide for AIX.

/haubi/

PS: I do have buildbot slaves doing weekly Prefix bootstraps (32bit only) using prefix-
launcher-trunk on a bunch of different platforms - including AIX 5.3, 6.1, 7.1, as
well as various HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, Interix boxes - failing for too long time now.


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