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Peter Volkov wrote:
> В Сбт, 07/11/2009 в 12:49 -0800, Zac Medico пишет:
>> Peter Volkov wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> Keywording stardict on all archs doesn't sound reasonable, so I
>> guess we just need to make sure that repoman will allow the noarch
>> keyword even though the dependencies aren't keyworded on all
> But how will portage handle such situations? Will it allow installation
> of noarch package and pull in *DEPEND only if possible, or will it
> prohibit installation of noarch pkgs with unsatisfied deps? The latter
> will make life harder for tools like eix, I guess.
It should prohibit installation if there are unsatisfied deps. If
you want "optional" dependencies then that will require a syntax
extension with an EAPI bump.