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From: Michael Orlitzky <michael@...>
Subject: Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:05:37 -0500
On 03/08/2012 06:31 PM, Alec Warner wrote:
>>
>> Did someone already propose replacing EAPI=foo with a function call akin to
>> inherit?
>
> the eapi function doesn't exist in earlier eapis, so you end up doing
> the rename thing. Otherwise old package managers barf on the new
> syntax. I still think going with a comment is better than this.
>

There is an apparent workaround:

   EAPI=5
   eapi 5

We could do that for however long it takes PMs to adopt the 'eapi' 
function. It requires one redundant line in the ebuild for a while, like 
the comment solution, but then ultimately we're left with standard bash 
instead of a magic comment.


References:
RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michał Górny
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: RFD: EAPI specification in ebuilds
-- Alec Warner
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