Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alt

From: Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-alt] [PREFIX] heads up leanux users: changed keywords
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 18:57:41
1 Hi all,
3 This only affects linux users. Because in the latest snapshot I was
4 messing with profiles and keywords anyway, I decided to switch linux
5 users to fully qualified GLEP-53-style keywords. This means "x86"
6 becomes "x86-linux" in prefix. Rationale behind this is that the x86
7 keyword in prefix is not really the same as the x86 keyword in prefix.
8 To stress this distinction, we now use x86-linux.
10 In order to make this fairly painless for linux users, I've modified the
11 profiles such that the ~arch-linux keyword is in ACCEPT_KEYWORDS by
12 default. Since the bootstrap script used (and for linux still does) to
13 a add both the stable and unstable keywords for ~arch, this means all
14 will work well, in the transition period, and even after it.
16 I intend to change the entire tree into X-linux keywords, but not per
17 big bang. I changed my tree update scripts to run "ecleankw" and
18 "ekeyword *.ebuild" prior to committing. "ecleankw" will make sure that
19 "x86" gets transformed into "x86-linux", "ekeyword *.build" will reorder
20 the keywords per OS, secondary per arch. This approach was chosen such
21 that different arch per OS get grouped, which increases the overview
22 (at least for me).
24 If you work with ebuilds and commit them, please make sure you have the
25 latest gentoolkit-dev (for an updated ekeyword) and that you have you
26 tree's scripts dir synced.
28 @devs:
29 As side issue: because I use "ecleankw" when syncing the tree now, it is
30 *even more important* that all keywords that are supported in the tree
31 are listed in the ecleankw script, otherwise they may vanish upon the
32 next sync.
35 --
36 Fabian Groffen
37 Gentoo on a different level
38 --
39 gentoo-alt@l.g.o mailing list