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From: Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] My wishlist for EAPI 5
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:53:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] My wishlist for EAPI 5 by Ciaran McCreesh
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On 06/20/2012 04:35 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:25:30 -0400 Richard Yao <ryao@g.o> > wrote: >> Multilib (and/or multiarch) support The current binaries cause a >> great deal of pain, particularly when a user does not want to >> upgrade something. I had this problem with WINE and glibc because >> I wanted to avoid the reverse memcpy() fiasco on my systems. This >> situation would have been avoided entirely if the package manager >> supported multilib. > > This one's unlikely to happen unless someone's prepared to put in > the work.
The multilib-portage overlay already has this working.
>> POSIX Shell compliance There has been a great deal of work done >> to give the user full control of what is on his system and there >> is more that we can do there. In particular, I think a lean >> Gentoo Linux system should be able to use busybox sh and nothing >> else. That requires POSIX shell compliance. OpenRC init scripts >> support this and the configure scripts support this. The few >> exceptions are bugs that are addressed by the Gentoo BSD >> developers. As such, I think we should make EAPI=5 use POSIX >> shell by default. If an ebuild requires bash, we can allow the >> ebuild to declare that (e.g. WANT_SH=bash), but that should be >> the exception and not the rule. > > So far as I know, every PM relies heavily upon bash anyway (and > can't easily be made not to), so even if developers would accept > having to rewrite all their eclasses, it still wouldn't remove the > dep. >
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[gentoo-dev] Re: My wishlist for EAPI 5 Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
Re: [gentoo-dev] My wishlist for EAPI 5 Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>