Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Jacob Godserv <jacobgodserv@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Building custom package for multi-arch/system
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:05:48
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Building custom package for multi-arch/system by Beber
(I'm not an official developer.)

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:17, Beber <beber@××××××××.net> wrote:
> So, do you guys plan to implement a such thing ? That's one of the > features that is mostly missing imho. The principal miss in on client > side as I have tools to manage packages but would like to not have too > much specific scripts on client side.
This is also high on my "things to hack" list. (Not that I'd ever come up with something acceptable, but it's worth a try. :) I would love to see the whole PKGDIR variable vanish altogether and merge binary builds into ebuilds, creating a sort of apt-get / portage mixture, all with a "standard" ebuild setup. By allowing binaries to take on all the functionality of ebuilds, features like USE flags, multiple versions per repository, varying CFLAGs, and other such features are a given. The binary can be downloaded via standard ebuild methods, even. Something to chew on. -- "For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now — and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." Are you ready?