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From: Lina Pezzella <j4rg0n@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] macos keyword
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 22:09:39
Message-Id: 41058120.9030009@gentoo.org
1 The issue with the 'macos' keyword was discussed today in #gentoo-dev.
2 For those who were not present, here is a brief summary of the findings:
3
4 According to GLEP 22, the current 'macos' keyword would need to be
5 divided into four keywords:
6 ppc-mach-bsd-libsystem
7 ppc64-mach-bsd-libsystem
8 ppc-mach-bsd-libsystem-macos
9 ppc64-mach-bsd-libsystem-macos
10
11 The fifth field "distribution", is not part of GLEP 22, however it was
12 discussed that both macos as well as bsd would need the fifth field to
13 differentiate between different operating environments. For example,
14 adium is a net-im application which works on macos, but would not work
15 on pure darwin. Porting portage to other linux distributions would fall
16 under this same category. For example, x86-linux-gnu-glibc-suse.
17
18 The obvious problem with adding yet another field to the keyword
19 specification is the large amount of resulting keywords. Regex, macros
20 and exploding keywords were discussed as possible solutions. The latter
21 was determined to be the least painful. For example, the four keywords
22 for macos would become:
23 ppc{,64}-bsd-mach-libsystem{,-macos}
24
25 Before proposing an amendment to GLEP 22 to this effect, it might be
26 useful to have some prior discussion on this list. The gentoo-osx team
27 will be postponing the conversion of the 'macos' keyword until these
28 matters are agreed upon.
29
30 --j4rg0n && gongloo
31 Gentoo-OSX Ebuild Leads
32
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Re: [gentoo-dev] macos keyword Danny van Dyk <kugelfang@g.o>