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From: Hasan Khalil <gongloo@g.o>
Subject: Re: Current status
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:37:54 -0500
On Jul 31, 2005, at 03:09, Philipp Riegger wrote:

>
> On 31. Jul 2005, at 6:34 Uhr, Kito wrote:
>
>
>>> and the 'progressive' profile (a free-for-all overwrite-whatever- 
>>> you-want policy).
>>>
>>
>> the progressive profile is anything but a 'free-for-all'. Its  
>> primary purpose is setting up the environment required to build  
>> the Darwin OS. Nothing that gets installed in a default  
>> configuration will break OS X. I use what are arguably the most  
>> demanding apps available for OS X(shake, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro,  
>> etc.), and have been for almost a year now without any ill side  
>> effects from using the progressive profile.
>>
>
> I did not understand. If i install something, that already exists,  
> for example cvs or sed or bash, that replaces my OS X files ind  
> there is no way to go back, isn't it? I don't want to use two  
> "distros", fink and gentoo-osx, so if i try it i want to try all  
> packages i need, then try to solve problems as good as i can, but  
> when i realise, that i cannot work with it, i want to get rid of it  
> and return to fink, which i'm not happy with but which is usable.

Using the default (collision-protect) profile, packages that will  
overwrite apple-provided files are masked (disabled). If you want to  
install these packages[1] (bash, cvs), you'll need to use the  
'progressive' profile to overwrite apple-provided files.

Hopefully that's more clear.

  - Hasan

[1] There are exceptions to the rule: GNU sed, for example, is  
required by some ebuilds. When you 'emerge sed' on a collision- 
protect profile, you're actually installing the binary to '/usr/bin/ 
gsed' instead of '/usr/bin/sed'. When portage calls sed, it's  
actually using gsed (this is facilitated by way of bash's aliasing,  
so this may not apply for subshells).

--

Hasan Khalil
eBuild and Porting Co-Lead
Gentoo for Mac OS X

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