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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
> 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.