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From: Stuart Longland <redhatter@g.o>
Subject: Re: php for mips architecture?
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 16:09:44 +1000
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> Daniel Seichter wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Does anyone know, how I can emerge php on my qube2?
> 
> You can unmask it using various files in /etc/portage, but then you can
> never ask anyone for support. PHP is no longer supported on mips, and
> probably never will be, just because there is little need for it.
> 

To elaborate... there are a number of issues here.

① There are serious QA concerns regarding the current PHP ebuilds.
② PHP runs awfully slow on MIPS machines (even fast ones).
③ We're only a small team, and don't have the time to be constantly
testing the huge list of dependencies that PHP hauls in -- which is a
rapidly moving target.

package.keywords is the file you want to use.  Many of the packages you
install will be missing ~mips or mips keywords.  You can either copy the
ebuild to an overlay, use a text editor to add the mips keyword to the
KEYWORDS line of the ebuild, and run `ebuild foo.ebuild digest`... or,
you can use the package.keywords file to accept the "~*" keyword for
each dependant package lacking a ~mips keyword.

A word of warning though.  There has been absolutely no testing done on
these packages, and thus we take no responsibility for what they may do
on a system.  While I doubt they'll break anything (except maybe
Apache), there's no guarantee that they'll work properly, if at all.
You proceed at your own risk.
-- 
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