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On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 21:31, Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Working targets. USE_PYTHON is junk. What python.eclass does now with
> ABIs is a PITA, and requires manually providing a lot of redudant
> information (namely, RESTRICT_PYTHON_ABIS).
Please clarify *why* it is a PITA, and what information is redundant.
> Right now, each ebuild has to provide the same information in
> PYTHON_DEPEND and RESTRICT_PYTHON_ABIS. Moreover, if an ebuild
> supports, say, py3 and its dependency doesn't, the ebuild has to
> restrict py3 too.
I'll grant you that PYTHON_DEPEND and RESTRICT_PYTHON_ABIS seem
redundant, we could probably fix that.
> I'd like to see that fixed somehow. I'd like to set a single supported
> Python version information in an ebuild, and let the dependency
> resolver handle everything else.
That would be bad; it's common and useful to have packages installed
in both 2.6 and 2.7 (and even 3.1).