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On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 18:03:20 +0100
Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Find below a proposed agenda for our next meeting.
Could you add in something like:
"Agree upon a wording for PMS for the mtime modification change
introduced to EAPI 3 last time"
please? Due to insufficient clarity in the proposal, the PMS team hasn't
been able to come up with a wording that wouldn't either require
changes to Portage (which appears to be against the Council's intent)
or that would permit behaviour currently seen as undesirable. As I
understand it, the issues are:
* What's to be done about sub-second timestamps? What about cases where
the build filesystem supports them but the root filesystem doesn't?
* For which files must mtimes be preserved, and which can be modified?
* Is it the intent of this proposal to prevent package managers from
automatically rewriting, say, #!/usr/bin/python to
#!/opt/gentoo/bin/python if prefix is being used?
Or, a solution before the meeting would be fine too. It's just I don't
think this is something the PMS team is able to resolve on its own.