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On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 02:01:20 -0600
Doug Goldstein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I need to be able to have ppc/arm/etc users install a package that can
> only be built on x86/amd64. The packages in question are
> sys-apps/seabios and sys-apps/vgabios. The point is that a PPC machine
> that's using qemu-system-x86_64 still needs to use seabios and
> vgabios. I was planning on building the package on my own hardware and
> posting up sys-apps/seabios-bin and sys-apps/vgabios-bin unless of
> course someone has a better suggestion.
Yes, -bin seem to be the best solution. Otherwise, we'd have to require
some kind of portage-capable cross-toolchain for that package.
I'd suggest you *DEPEND on it through:
|| ( sys-apps/seabios sys-apps/seabios-bin )
so that x86 users could still choose the binary package for some reason.