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From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:08:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Improve policy of stabilizations by Nirbheek Chauhan
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek@g.o> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o> wrote: >> Sounds like we could benefit from the "noarch" approach known in the RPM >> world, such that all these packages can also be immediately keyworded >> and stabilised for all arches.  Would greatly simplify things for a >> great deal of packages, maybe? >> > > This is a good idea; themes, wallpapers, fonts, game-data (stuff that > mostly installs into /usr/share) could easily fall in this category. A > lot of python modules are arch-independant as well (upstream has been > thinking of splitting the install structure to put such things in > /usr/share/python2.6/<etc>). >
One exception: we cannot be sure such things will install/work on x86-fbsd and prefix archs since the differences are more than just "architecture". -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team