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From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 09:05:57
Message-Id: 20091108090548.GG1150@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations by Peter Volkov
On 07-11-2009 17:54:25 +0300, Peter Volkov wrote:
> > > Sounds like we could benefit from the "noarch" approach known in the RPM > > > world, such that all these packages can also be immediately keyworded > > > and stabilised for all arches. Would greatly simplify things for a > > > great deal of packages, maybe? > > > > We could introduce "noarch" and "~noarch" KEYWORDS, add "noarch" to > > the default ACCEPT_KEYWORDS setting for all profiles, and instruct > > unstable users to add "~noarch" to ACCEPT_KEYWORDS. > > Looks like this will not work for all noarch packages. Stardict > dictionary itself is noarch, but it RDEPENDS on stardict package which > is keyworded only on some archs. So we'll be forced either to keyword > stardict on all archs or we need to introduce some new way to work with > such situations.
Would it be reasonable to just mask in such case? Resolution would eventually just hit the masked stardict dictionary and display the reason why it's masked (stardict doesn't compile, not yet looked into keywording: please try, etc.) -- Fabian Groffen Gentoo on a different level

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations Peter Volkov <pva@g.o>