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On Sunday 07 October 2007, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 07-10-2007 10:19:43 -0600, Joe Peterson wrote:
> > So there are a couple of options, as I see it:
> > 1) Limit tool options to those that are common to all tool variants
> > 2) Port a standard (i.e. GNU) set of tools to all platforms
> > 3) Force all gentoo ports to use GNU userland
> > I think we'd all agree that #3 is too restrictive. For example, g/fbsd
> > uses BSD's userland (like vanilla FreeBSD does), and making it GNU would
> > be a pretty major change.
> No, it is not. The problem IMHO is in the "user" userland and the
> "portage" userland are being seen as one. I think it would be very easy
> to install all GNU equivalents of tools on BSD in some separate dir, put
> it in portage's DEFAULT_PATH before /bin and /usr/bin and all would work
> perfectly well from the ebuild/eclass perspective.
Fabian has summed it up nicely, thanks. i could care less what your userland
is outside of the ebuild environment since it doesnt matter to ebuild
writers. you want a deficient runtime environment, more power to you, but
forcing that environment onto ebuild developers is not acceptable. off the
top of my head, i'd like to see GNU find/xargs added to the ebuild
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