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To: Stefaan <stefaan@g.o>
From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: openafs on macos, wrt bug #100625
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 19:15:20 +0200
Stefaan wrote:
> Hi!
> I hope you excuse my private e-mail, but I thought it unfriendly to
> bother all the platforms in CC with this.

don't worry, I'll CC the gentoo-osx list.  Maybe someone else has some 
better ideas/input.

> I've just found a machine with powerpc-apple-darwin7.9.0 (I hope that
> falls under gentoo-ppc-macos?).

Yes, officially Darwin 7 (Panther) and 8 (Tiger) are supported.

> I have an account on it, but I don't
> think its owner will appreciate even the question whether I can
> install gentoo in a chroot on it.

I don't think so.  Though I'm not really sure.  Please beware that 
Gentoo/OSX is very different to the other "Gentoos" in the sense that it 
is more "Portage on top of OSX".  This means we rely on OSX's tools 
where possible.  A side effect from this, is that Portage does not have 
full control over all of the software that it 'knows' about.  It is 
currently a complex issue, and I won't bother you with ongoing 
discussions and problems.

> 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.

I didn't even try to hack the ebuild to start compilation.  I suspect 
that there might be something possible to compile, but to use it with 
Gentoo, it would require big modifications to the ebuilds.  If it would 
be able to run anyway.  I don't know if there is OpenAFS in OSX by default.

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, and that 'porting' this ebuild will 
be considerably easier in a next generation of Gentoo/OSX.  Hence, I'd 
like to save us lots of work for now ;)

Please someone from the list, respond in either way on my proposal here 
to have some more weight into this discussion.

Fabian Groffen
Gentoo for Mac OS X
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