On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Philipp Riegger wrote:
> On 31. Jul 2005, at 9:29 Uhr, Finn Thain wrote:
> > Hasan, you mentioned pathspec and prefixed installs, and future
> > portage features to accomodate these. Is there more information
> > available anywhere on the portage roadmap and the particular future
> > portage features you are referring to?
> this is exactly what i wanted to know, thank you for asking the question
> i could not express. :-)
After googling for quite some time, I did find the answers: no, there is
nothing relevant on the portage roadmap document , but the missing
portage features have been discussed on the dev list.
There's at least one bugzilla entry  that refers to the relevant
portage features apparently under development.
The relevant comments in that bug apparently come from the discussion of
Michael Haubenwallner's draft GLEP , which is designed to provide for
prefixed package installs on non-Gentoo O/S's. The thread is worth a read,
if you can tolerate the obligatory naysaying and bickering. It is
inconclusive, but represents real progress.
As for pathspec, there is nothing to be found. Even drobbins original,
rather inspired, description is long gone . By contrast, Michael
Haubenwallner's proposal for prefixed installs appears to be alive and
Finally, there is this post  from Feburary, indicating that the problem
is to be tackled by the Gentoo/OS X devs this year.
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