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On 09/16/2011 10:48 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:35:55 -0400
> Mike Frysinger <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> PS why not merge all x86 abis into one keyword? because x86_32
>>> x86_64 x86_x32 are only abis of x86. Also we dont have different
>>> keywords for different mips abis (64bit and 32bit ones)
>> that'd be nice :)
> Seems even acceptable. Not sane but acceptable. People tend to keyword
> packages both '~amd64 ~x86' testing them on amd64 only; amd64 users
> tend to get sad when someone keyworded a package '~x86' only.
> On the other hand, it'd be good to have ABI sub-keywords then.
> Something like 'x86:x86 -*' if a package is actually x86-only.
I guess there are only a few cases where a package should be keyworded
for eg x86, but not for amd64, so these few cases can be handled by
So, we can have a single x86 keyword, and a single x86 'parent' profile,
and subprofiles for x86(or x86_32), amd64, and x32.
I guess it's not that simple, but I think that's how the mips profiles work?