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From: "P. A. A." <adijedi@...>
Subject: Re: also ddd Re: Current status
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 13:16:10 -0500
[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 :)

Cheers,
Patrick


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 :)
>
> Cheerd,
> Patrick
>
>
> 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
>>>> still).
>>>>
>>>
>> [snip]
>>
>>> 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 
>>> these
>>> 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 
>>> slighty
>>> 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 
>> portage
>> tree) with Portage itself. Non-Gentoo developers, distros and O/S's 
>> can
>> benefit from a portable portage, even if it comes with an empty 
>> portage
>> tree. By "portable portage", I mean that it would support new ebuilds 
>> that
>> will play nicely on arbitrary host.
>>
>> But the question remains, how to bring the existing ebuilds along for 
>> the
>> ride? Kito is right that most linux devs aren't going to care too 
>> much.
>> Most of them are not in a position to test their ebuilds on half a 
>> dozen
>> 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 
>> 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?
>>
>> -f
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>>
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