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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: apply_user_patches
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 17:46:15 +0100
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@...> 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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-- Ciaran McCreesh
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-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: apply_user_patches (was: EAPI 5 development branch)
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: apply_user_patches (was: EAPI 5 development branch)
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: apply_user_patches
-- Michael Orlitzky
Re: apply_user_patches
-- Michał Górny
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