Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About what would be included in EAPI5
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:47:32
Message-Id: 20120620124630.6793c026@snowbell
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About what would be included in EAPI5 by "Michał Górny"
On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:22:22 +0200
Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> > I believe we consider the user patches feature to be finalised, so > > if you want something else, it should be treated as a new feature > > rather than a change. But please don't rehash anything that's > > already been covered. > > I simply don't get why the spec obligates package managers to support > user patches while it doesn't provide any explanation how the patches > should be applied
The spec does not obligate package managers to support user patches. It obligates ebuilds to support user packages. This was all covered in the original thread.
> nor any function to actually apply patches...
Moving epatch into EAPI 5 is a separate feature, and one that's probably going to be controversial. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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