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On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:07:30 +0100
Tomáš Chvátal <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ok bad example on the posix-sh file. But anyway even you can check
> what stuff the thing does and decide upon it. Anyway even tho you
> nitpick on something you don't need to.
> There is at minimal the binary files example where you just place them
> somewhere into $DATADIR, and oh cp a
> $DESTDIR/$DATADIR/$PN/mybinaryfile (image/pdfstuff/whatever) is so
> unportable... So we already know that it might have use now lets
> focus onto finding out if there is enough consumers it is worth to
> provide something easier than keywording it all archs and then
> stabling them, shall we?
A long long time ago, Gentoo had a developer who keyworded lots of
things that he thought were "probably portable" ~sparc. Needless to say,
he was often wrong, despite being considerably more experienced on
portability issues than most package maintainers. Clearing that mess up
took several years of hard work...
What you're proposing will make things harder for arch teams, not
easier. It will also make things harder for package maintainers when
they suddenly have to switch their packages from being noarch to being
most but not all archs. It will also make things harder for users, who
accept ~noarch for a package which then gets changed to use ~archs
instead, resulting in a downgrade.
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