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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
Subject: Re: x32 fun pants
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:06:25 +0300
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On 09/16/11 10:58, Stratos Psomadakis wrote:
> On 09/16/2011 10:48 AM, Michał Górny wrote:
>> On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:35:55 -0400 Mike Frysinger
>> <vapier@g.o> wrote:
>> 
>>>> PS why not merge all x86 abis into one keyword? because
>>>> x86_32 x86_64 x86_x32 are only abis of x86. Also we dont have
>>>> different keywords for different mips abis (64bit and 32bit
>>>> ones)
>>> that'd be nice :)
>> Seems even acceptable. Not sane but acceptable. People tend to
>> keyword packages both '~amd64 ~x86' testing them on amd64 only;
>> amd64 users tend to get sad when someone keyworded a package
>> '~x86' only.
>> 
>> On the other hand, it'd be good to have ABI sub-keywords then. 
>> Something like 'x86:x86 -*' if a package is actually x86-only.
>> 
> I guess there are only a few cases where a package should be
> keyworded for eg x86, but not for amd64, so these few cases can be
> handled by p.masks, right?
> 
> So, we can have a single x86 keyword, and a single x86 'parent'
> profile, and subprofiles for x86(or x86_32), amd64, and x32.
> 
> I guess it's not that simple, but I think that's how the mips
> profiles work?
> 
I am a bit confused by your proposal. Do you suggest to drop 'amd64'
and use x86(parent)/amd64(subprofile)(for x86_64) instead?

- -- 
Regards,
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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