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On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:48:54 +0100
Tomáš Chvátal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dne 27.1.2011 17:30, Ciaran McCreesh napsal(a):
> > On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:19:51 -0600
> > Jeremy Olexa <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Probably OT, sorry. Isn't it time we gained this concept of
> >> "noarch" for packages that only install text files or packages
> >> that don't compile anything...
> > No, since there's no such thing as an app that's guaranteed to be
> > portable.
> Yeah like ebuild consisting of one posix-sh script or ebuild that
> installs only png files...
> It might have its use.
...where the POSIX sh script assumes that integers are large enough for
64 bit values, or where the POSIX sh script calls a shell utility that
has a bug on certain archs that hasn't otherwise been a problem, or
where the POSIX sh script assumes things about the filesystem lib
directory layout that aren't true on some archs, or where the POSIX sh
script fishes around in /proc for something that's not there on some
archs, or where the package's build system depends upon a particular
version of 'make' that has been masked on some archs due to bugs, or
where the developer who thinks that a package is 'obviously' portable
is ignorant of portability issues.
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