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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:02:10 -0400
Richard Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Lets address POSIX compliance in the ebuilds first. Then we can
> >> deal with the package managers.
> > Why? It's highly doubtful the package manglers could switch shells
> > even if they wanted to, and even if every ebuild started using EAPI
> > 5. It's wasted effort.
> Source the ebuild using the system shell, check for WANT_SH. If it
> does not exist, proceed. If it does, start over with a different
> I do not see any technical problem.
Package managers don't "source the ebuild"... You should take a look at
the amount of horrible bash code the three PMs have, and see why it's
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