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From: "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] More virtuals? :P
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 22:07:13
1 Okay... two more proposals, on a more serious note now:
3 virtual/realpath: the realpath utility (app-admin/realpath) is used as
4 replacement for "readlink -f" on systems not using coreutils (mainly FreeBSD,
5 Darwin, DragonFly... OpenBSD has readlink -f it seems), but it's already
6 provided by the freebsd-bin package for instance, so I prefer using that
7 instead of requiring merging of realpath to users. It doesn't really make
8 things simpler as it won't have coreutils as provider, so the packages
9 dep-ing on it should anyway do || ( virtual/realpath sys-apps/coreutils ),
10 but that's not much of a problem I think. Involved on this kind of deps there
11 are eselect, perl, and probably in future gentoolkit and portage itself.
13 virtual/bsdmake: to get a bsd-ish make command (pmake); right now sys-freebsd
14 packages have a dep || ( sys-devel/pmake sys-freebsd/freebsd-ubin
15 sys-openbsd/openbsd-ubin ), but there are more cases where sys-devel/pmake is
16 depped upon, but we need a generic BSDish make. No we can't use pmake on
17 FreeBSD.
19 --
20 Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò -
21 Gentoo/Alt lead, Gentoo/FreeBSD, Video, AMD64, Sound, PAM, KDE


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Re: [gentoo-dev] More virtuals? :P Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>