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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Subject: Re: package.use.stable.mask and package.use.stable.force
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 21:22:48 +0200
Am Samstag 23 Juni 2012, 22:17:51 schrieb Ciaran McCreesh:
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:09:31 +0200
> "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o> wrote:
> > It is certainly possible refine this more. Allowing only EAPI=5
> > ebuilds in package.use.stable.*, and have the files only take effect
> > there, comes to my mind. However I doubt if these restrictions are
> > really necessary and if a EAPI dependence at this place in the
> > profile makes actually sense.
> The way we usually word such things is to have a table of EAPIs where
> support is required if the package mangler accepts indicated EAPIs. Then
> it's an error for ebuilds to rely upon support if they don't use one of
> those EAPIs. This gets you out of the profile EAPI requirement.

OK, additional patch (on top of the previous one) is included. It states that 
atoms inside package.use.stable.mask etc *must* resolve only to EAPI 5 

I'm not fully convinced yet that this restriction is really necessary, but 
it's imho a compromise. 



Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer 

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