On Jul 31, 2005, at 11:54, Finn Thain wrote:
> 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
>> 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
> is to be tackled by the Gentoo/OS X devs this year.
>  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/portage/
>  http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87877
>  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/27569
>  http://web.archive.org/web/20040407083519/www.gentoo.org/proj/
>  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/25299
Whoa. Looks like you covered pretty much everything I'd have to say
on the topic. Good job! 10,000 brownie points for Finn.
Basically, Brian Harring (ferringb) is deeply involved in rewriting
much of the portage internals. Once the rewrite is complete, we can
expect things like ICANINSTALLTO (from  above) to be implemented
Brian needs help. If you're willing to help, contact him, or join
#gentoo-portage on freenode.
eBuild and Porting Co-Lead
Gentoo for Mac OS X