[gentoo-alt] cygwin prefix patch: request for eyeballs
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:07:24
Hello, I would appreciate if those of you with portage development experience and a moment to spare could please take a look at:
Not gunning for upstream or anything, but I would eventually like to start moving towards "not a complete pile of crap" status :)
o based against a-few-weeks-old rsync prefix-portage
o may contain a very few hunks that should arguably go
upstream--I will make bugs for them and they are not
what (I feel) needs eyeballs.
o trying to actually run this may be difficult. let me
know where you're stuck and I'll try to help.
o I must admit, I pretty much learned python as I went,
so... if you are thinking "that looks like a total
rookie mistake" it probably is, and I'd probably
appreciate your constructive critique.
o I'll probably keep hacking on this so... moving target.
But it's mostly working, I think.
o This doesn't make any big changes to upstream code. So,
If it looks like it might be a big indentation change,
it probably is.
o this is to solve the problem that, in cygwin, a running python
crashes as soon as you change any filesystem .dll's on which
it depends and fork() -- this is semi-orthogonal to the
typical cygwin "rebasing" problem and distinct from it.
The problem has nothing to do with locked files (except
that my solution does use some standard portage file-