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From: Michael <kensington@×××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: autotools.eclass no longer inherits eutils; check your ebuilds!
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 20:41:28
Message-Id: jpgthc$16e$1@dough.gmane.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] autotools.eclass no longer inherits eutils; check your ebuilds! by Alexandre Rostovtsev
On 2012-05-22 03:46, Alexandre Rostovtsev wrote:
> On May 20, autools.eclass was changed to no longer inherit eutils, see > http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/eclass/autotools.eclass?r1=1.133&r2=1.134 > > Relying on autotools.eclass for your eutils needs was always a terrible > idea, but a few ebuilds did it anyway. Those ebuilds are now *broken* > since they can no longer use epatch. See bug #416847 for an example. > > Check your ebuilds to make sure you inherit eutils in anything that uses > epatch! > > -Alexandre Rostovtsev. > > >
Since eutils inherits multilib and user, the breakage extends beyond epatch. For example, I just saw bug #417153, where a user reported failed calls to enew{user,group}.

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