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From: Dave Nebinger <dnebinger@××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Ebuild limits?
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:56:18
1 Well, I've been plugging along happily on constructing an ebuild for zimbra.
3 But because of a) their built-in hardwiring and b) ant-based build/install
4 system, my ebuild is starting to get pretty big and complex.
6 In order to keep my own thought patterns straight, I've isolated a lot of the
7 code in src_compile and src_install to a number of different functions.
9 But as the size of the ebuild continues to grow, I'm now starting to ask
10 myself if, as it is currently going, the ebuild might not be accepted.
12 So I guess I need to know:
14 a) are there limits to the size and/or complexity of the ebuilds that are
15 accepted into portage?
17 b) If there are and I end up going beyond them, is there a recommended
18 methodology for relocating some of the functionality? I mean, can I put code
19 into scripts in the files directory and freely execute from there?
21 Just wondering...
23 Dave
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Ebuild limits? Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>