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On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:15:35 +0000 (UTC)
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
> In ordered to make it globally available, it cannot simply be an
> EAPI-5 thing, it must apply to all current ebuilds whether they (or
> an inherited eclass) call epatch_user or not. Which means that
> conflict with the existing epatch_user is unavoidable, since it will
> either try to run twice where it's already called, or it won't run at
> all where it's not.
In order to make it globally available, you put it in EAPI 5, and make
the package mangler die at pretend time if the user has patches
specified for a package that isn't EAPI 5.