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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:50:33 -0400
Richard Yao <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 06/20/2012 04:35 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:25:30 -0400 Richard Yao <email@example.com>
> > 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
> > 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
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