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From: "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." <phajdan.jr@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:12:08 +0100
On 3/5/11 11:05 AM, Duncan wrote:
> What about handling chromium-bin the same way amd64 handles grub-static?  
> They create a standard binpkg of the normal grub ebuild (using 
> standardized USE flags, of course), using that as the source tarball for 
> the grub-static ebuild, which then simply ebuild-scripts the unpack and 
> install of the binpkg tarball.

That's the chromium-bin, really. The difference is that chromium has
more deps and takes more time to compile than grub. Also, it has much
more frequent releases, and almost every stable release is a security
update.

> In theory, the ebuild could even grab and merge the appropriate binpkg 
> based on arch, allowing the ebuild to be keyworded for more archs than the 
> usual binary-only ebuild tends to be, altho I'm not sure that'd work in 
> practice as I'm unsure of the effects on the metadata cache and whether 
> that would be allowed or not.

Yeah, I can understand how it could work technically. The only issue is
to make the version bump one automated step.

Paweł Hajdan, Jr.

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Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
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Re: Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
-- Alex Alexander
Re: Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
-- Tomáš Chvátal
Re: Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
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Re: Last rites: www-client/chromium-bin
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