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On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 20:17:40 -0500 Brian Harring <email@example.com>
| > The issue is that you need to fix autoconf before you can claim that
| > any non-trivial test case works correctly.
| And how are you going to verify autoconf works perfectly without
| testing it?
Can't. Dead easy to verify that it will break without testing it,
though. Just look at the source.
| The point I'm making is that the only thing required of *portage*, is
| the prefix var being used internally, and handed down to the ebuilds.
| Ironing out the ebuild cruft is left to those who want it. Again,
| where is the hold up for *portage*?
That's rather short-sighted... Portage is irrelevant without the
| What's the problem? Why the 101 holes before they even can attempt
| it? If you're after shooting the idea down (as I suspect), state so
| rather then death by a thousand cuts. Saves us time, really.
| Hell, haubi's patch already lays the ground work for testing it. I'm
| not seeing why you're being negative about people even working on it.
Because a botched solution is worse than no solution at all. You've
seen the mess we end up with when people start working with a
half-arsed initial setup.
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