List Archive: gentoo-portage-dev
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On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 01:13:53AM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 18:40:46 -0500 Brian Harring <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | > It does in some places, it doesn't in others. It especially doesn't
> | > for things that aren't normally found via PATH. It's a hell of a
> | > mess.
> | Examples?
> Of stuff in PATH? /bin/sh is assumed throughout to be a Bourne
> compatible shell (and SHELL and CONFIG_SHELL aren't universally
> honoured). uname, hostname and sed are called with hard paths (with
> various fallbacks) in several early on stages. Of stuff not in path?
> There's no standard and widely used way of digging up where libexec
> tools are.
What's being raised here is issues with making ebuilds handle prefix
_perfectly_. Where are the portage issues, so that people can
actually jump in and start testing out actual solutions, rather then
conjecturing about what may or may not break?