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From: Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: prepalldocs
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:11:16 +0200
Torsten Veller wrote:
> * Thomas Anderson <gentoofan23@g.o>:
>> Technical Issues:
>>     - Prepalldocs
>>         Should the 'prepalldocs' be allowed in current EAPIs?
>>
>>         Conclusion:
>>             Prepalldocs is banned in current EAPIs(0,1,2). It should be
>>             removed from ebuilds. Petteri Räty(Betelgeuse) will make QA
>>             checks for repoman.
> 
> You only did half of your job.
> 
> Do we want some docs being compressed, others not?
> Do we want to have compressed docs at all?
> What do you expect from maintainers now?
> 
> To me it means: Instead of using prepalldocs I will move the docdir to
> a temporary place and dodoc every file back to docdir. Insane.
> Maybe I add a function named prepalldocs to the ebuilds that does the job.
> 
> Thanks.
> 

Please read the logs. prepalldocs has no clearly defined behavior so it
should not be used by ebuilds. Maintainers should use the public APIs
available to them. If they have a justified need beyond those, they
should open a request for adding needed things to the next EAPI.

Regards,
Petteri

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