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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: My wishlist for EAPI 5
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:54:04 +0100
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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:50:33 -0400
Richard Yao <ryao@g.o> wrote:
> On 06/20/2012 04:35 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:25:30 -0400 Richard Yao <ryao@g.o>
> > wrote:
> >> Multilib (and/or multiarch) support The current binaries cause a
> >> great deal of pain, particularly when a user does not want to
> >> upgrade something. I had this problem with WINE and glibc because
> >> I wanted to avoid the reverse memcpy() fiasco on my systems. This
> >> situation would have been avoided entirely if the package manager
> >> supported multilib.
> > 
> > This one's unlikely to happen unless someone's prepared to put in
> > the work.
> 
> The multilib-portage overlay already has this working.

But there is no spec, nor is there a developer-centric description of
it.

> > So far as I know, every PM relies heavily upon bash anyway (and
> > can't easily be made not to), so even if developers would accept
> > having to rewrite all their eclasses, it still wouldn't remove the
> > dep.
> 
> 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.

- -- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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