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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] About the 'eapi' file in profile directories
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:42:50
1 I can't find much documentation on the 'eapi' file found in many of the
2 profile directories. Several of the ones in
3 profiles/arch/{amd64,sparc,mips} all report '5', and this aligns with the
4 mips 17.0 profile under default/linux. Since EAPI 5 is deprecated, should
5 this file be edited to be at least EAPI 6 or 7, or is it a relic of the past
6 and really just needs to be tossed out?
8 If EAPI support is really needed in the profiles, it seems like there has to
9 be a better mechanism to codify it in a more central location versus
10 scattering ~390 of the things across the base profiles directory.
12 Thoughts?
14 --
15 Joshua Kinard
16 Gentoo/MIPS
17 kumba@g.o
18 rsa6144/5C63F4E3F5C6C943 2015-04-27
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21 "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And
22 our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
24 --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic