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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: portable EPREFIX? ... crossdev toolchains, anyone?
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 18:55:49 +0200
On 27-05-2011 11:42:21 -0400, Christopher Friedt wrote:
> The EPREFIX suggested on the bootstrap page[1] (at least for Mac) is
> completely non-portable, since EPREFIX=${HOME}/Gentoo will change with
> every single username. This prevents people like me from sharing
> useful things like crossdev toolchains that might not be so easy for
> others to put together.

We do this on (big) purpose.  We don't assume a user to have
administrative permissions at all.  One of the places that are always
writable for a user is his/her $HOME.  Using any of the /opt or /Users
like you suggest would generate many questions and bugs by people that
get errors because they can't write there.

You're doing stuff now that's beyond what Prefix was originally intended
for, or what we would suggest people to do on a daily basis.  I like it
a lot (like Jeremy), but I guess you can just chose an offset now that
is much smarter than $HOME/Gentoo :)


-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo on a different level


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