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On 17:21 Thu 12 Feb , Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> The problem is, without GLEP 55, EAPI isn't known before the ebuild is
> sourced to generate metadata. If someone uses += anywhere that older
> bash looks when sourcing for metadata generation (which is not just
> global scope)
Where else does it look?
> the package manager won't know that the EAPI says that bash-3.1 is
> required for sourcing until after it's already done the sourcing, by
> which point it's too late.
OK. What could we do about this? GLEP 55 was one suggestion.
I'm seeing a lot of people shooting down suggestions, and not many
people presenting good, workable solutions. Could we get some more of
those on the table?
Here's basically what I've seen:
- GLEP 55 will solve all the world's problems
- Change PMS to bash 3.1, and go with the "wait a while" that we'd
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