[oops, it should be "I should note" :)]
also, I should note that using the keywords "ppc-macos ~ppc-macos ppc"
, the wonderful tool 'ddd' installed flawlessly :)
On Aug 1, 2005, at 1:13 PM, P. A. A. wrote:
> also, I should not that using the keywords "ppc-macos ~ppc-macos ppc"
> , the wonderful tool 'ddd' installed flawlessly :)
> On Jul 31, 2005, at 2:29 AM, Finn Thain wrote:
>> On Sat, 30 Jul 2005, Kito wrote:
>>> On Jul 30, 2005, at 8:12 PM, Hasan Khalil wrote:
>>>> As of yet, portage is not suited for what we have now termed
>>>> 'pathspec', or
>>>> 'installing to an alternate prefix', or 'using portage as a
>>>> secondary package
>>>> manager', etc. Changes are being made to portage that will allow
>>>> for features
>>>> like this, and should be included in the next major release (some
>>>> months away
>>> The main problem as I see it, is you have a live tree of some
>>> ~10,000 linux based packages, with a userbase of >100,000 LINUX
>>> users, a
>>> dev team of >350 linux developers...how on earth do you convince
>>> linux users and devs that a massively huge project like supporting
>>> arbitrary install prefixes is worth the trouble, especially when it
>>> would mostly benefit a sideproject with 3 devs and probably only
>>> more users?
>> Remember that for some of us, it doesn't matter if no more than a tiny
>> fraction of ebuilds work. One should not confuse Gentoo (i.e. the
>> tree) with Portage itself. Non-Gentoo developers, distros and O/S's
>> benefit from a portable portage, even if it comes with an empty
>> tree. By "portable portage", I mean that it would support new ebuilds
>> will play nicely on arbitrary host.
>> But the question remains, how to bring the existing ebuilds along for
>> ride? Kito is right that most linux devs aren't going to care too
>> Most of them are not in a position to test their ebuilds on half a
>> different platforms. But then, they don't all test on half a dozen
>> different linux architectures anyway.
>> Hasan, you mentioned pathspec and prefixed installs, and future
>> features to accomodate these. Is there more information available
>> on the portage roadmap and the particular future portage features you
>> referring to?
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