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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: About what would be included in EAPI5
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:50:22 +0100
On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:45:31 +0200
Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
> I'd say that EAPI 5 should provide an "apply_patches_here" function
> that can be called by ebuilds, but if the ebuild hasn't called the
> function, then it should fall back to applying user patches just after
> src_prepare.

But applying user patches after src_prepare is wrong. We already had
this discussion.

> > We had this discussion in the original thread. If we're just looking
> > for a feature that "might work sometimes", there's no point sticking
> > any of this in the EAPI at all.
> 
> I don't see why the above wouldn't work. The user still has complete
> control, because he can always patch (e.g.) configure along with
> configure.in.

Not really, since patches mess with timestamps.

> Then there are ebuilds that don't call eautoreconf, in the first
> place. Should we require that all of them inherit autotools now, just
> for the unlikely case that user patches could be applied?

If the aim is to provide a working feature to users, yes. The
alternative is to not provide user patches support.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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