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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:55:52
Message-Id: 20120308175345.2c4b72ff@googlemail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds by Michael Orlitzky
On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:48:51 -0500
Michael Orlitzky <michael@××××××××.com> wrote:
> On 03/08/2012 12:28 PM, Michał Górny wrote: > > And something will need to provide that /usr/bin/eapi4 thing. And > > that introduces new problems: > > I'm just parroting someone else's suggestion; I don't really know > enough about the details to answer these properly. Not that that will > stop me.
It probably should. Although in the early days the model for ebuilds was that they were scripts that were "executed", nowadays there's so much support required that it's better to think of ebuilds as being data. If you did have a /usr/bin/eapi5, it would have to be implemented as something that invoked the package manager, not as a direct interpreter. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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