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On Sep 5, 2005, at 1:15 PM, Grobian wrote:
> Stefaan wrote:
>> I was able to get openafs to compile. I however do realize that
>> init-scripts etc. will probably be totally different, as module
>> loading will not be the same etc. etc. Though this is not a sign of
>> an working ebuild, it does seem that adapting the current one to
>> support this platform is quite doable.
Does it install to the filesystem successfully? If so, can you start
the daemon manually? There isn't any specific project policy on
keywording ebuilds with init scripts, but I can say that there are
ebuilds in the tree that are keyworded ~ppc-macos (again, not stable)
even though they have init scripts which obviously do not work yet.
This wasn't my decision, but I can agree partly with the rationale -
init script functionality is a problem with baselayout and hopefully
can be solved once and for all in baselayout. Additionally, packages
with init scripts may be completely functional otherwise, so I can
see a decision not to support init scripts on Gentoo for OS X
currently as a decision to remove consideration of said init scripts
from our evaluation of packages.
> In the light of all these problems, I propose to keep openafs
> unkeyworded for ppc-macos for now. As soon as someone reports a
> bug that it doesn't work or that it does but with a patch etc. via
> Bugzilla, I'd like to invest some time into it. I suspect that
> noone really needs it on the current ppc-macos portage,
This is an open source project without a lead. If you don't feel like
looking into this package, then don't. Nobody is telling you what to
do or not to do. Personally, I don't use openAFS, so I wouldn't know
what to do with it anyways.
> Please someone from the list, respond in either way on my proposal
> here to have some more weight into this discussion.
Basically to recap: if the package works as expected without init
script functionality, then based on our previous behavior, I would be
in favor of keywording it ~ppc-macos. I would not support moving it
to ppc-macos until we have support for init scripts. That being said,
I don't consider adding support for this package a priority until a
user asks for such support.
Just my 2 cents...
- --Lina Pezzella
Ebuild & Porting Co-Lead
Gentoo for OS X
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