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On 03/08/2012 12:28 PM, Michał Górny wrote:
> And something will need to provide that /usr/bin/eapi4 thing. And that
> introduces new problems:
I'm just parroting someone else's suggestion; I don't really know enough
about the details to answer these properly. Not that that will stop me.
> 1) how are we going to support multiple package managers? will we need
> to install eapi4 thing as a smart wrapper choosing the right PM?
> 2) what about Prefix? #!/usr/bin/env eapi4 then, or proactive updating
> of shebangs in synced ebuilds? and then regenerating the whole cache
> (guess how long does it take to update it),
Wouldn't #!/use/bin/env eapi4 handle both (1) and (2)? You might have to
eselect package-manager or something first if you want to use two PMs at
> 3) what should happen if user executes ebuild? the ebuild should merge
> itself? with dependencies or without?
If a user marks the ebuild executable and does ./foo-x.y.ebuild, the
eapi4 wrapper can decide what to do. Nothing at all, print larry the
cow, or crash (what we do now) are all fine with me =)