Gentoo Archives: gentoo-pms

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] apply_user_patches
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 16:49:08
Message-Id: 20120507174615.1d54de9a@googlemail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] apply_user_patches by "Michał Górny"
On Mon, 7 May 2012 18:41:30 +0200
Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> On Mon, 07 May 2012 12:19:40 -0400 > Michael Orlitzky <michael@××××××××.com> wrote: > > On 05/07/12 11:17, Ulrich Mueller wrote: > > > > > > After all, this functionality is just a stop-gap measure for users > > > to apply quick bug fixes, so I don't expect that it will be used > > > very often. Even fewer cases will require that eautoreconf is > > > called. Do we really want to force developers to put this function > > > call into every ebuild? That would be out of proportion, IMHO. > > > > Only the ebuilds that override src_prepare (which is a lot). > > The reason for src_prepare() was to simplify ebuilds (so they don't > have to override whole src_unpack()). Requiring a specific line in > every src_prepare() call means going the other way.
The goal is not simplicity. The goal is the simplest solution that works. Catching problems early on is a huge advantage. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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