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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] rfc: $PROPERTIES, $FEATURES and pms
Date: Sun, 17 May 2020 23:44:23
Message-Id: 20200517234415.GA3052@linux1.home
1 All,
3 I have been acting as a backup maintainer for dev-vcs/cli. A pull
4 request was opened today that changes the way we detect whether the
5 ebuild is live from looking for "live" in $PROPERTIES to the version
6 number [1].
8 A different dev referred me to PMS which indicates that ebuilds should
9 not rely on $PROPERTIES for anything [2].
11 I see quite a few ebuilds in the tree checking $FEATURES however, which
12 imo is even less reliable since $FEATURES is not specified anywhere in pms
13 and the $FEATURES variable is portage-specific.
15 I guess I'm looking for consistency. If we are going to allow
16 $FEATURES to be checked, should we allow $PROPERTIES to be checked? Or,
17 should we ban checking both of them?
19 IMO if we allow $FEATURES to be checked, we really should reword PMS to
20 not say anything about $PROPERTIES other than to define the tokens it
21 can contain.
23 Thoughts?
25 William
27 [1]
28 [2]


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Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: $PROPERTIES, $FEATURES and pms Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: $PROPERTIES, $FEATURES and pms Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>