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From: "Santiago M. Mola" <coldwind@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: language bindings as separate packages
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 15:52:36
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: language bindings as separate packages by Enrico Weigelt
1 On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 5:09 PM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de> wrote:
2 >
3 > Hi folks,
4 >
5 > while building yum, I again ran into trouble because one
6 > dependency has to be rebuilt with an specific useflag first
7 > (in this case it was libxml2 + python useflag). Actually,
8 > there are *lots* of these cases and (AFAIK) portage has no
9 > way for properly handling this - it's up to the individual
10 > ebuilds to check for those situations and artifically breaking
11 > the build. Of coure, breaking builds are ugly.
13 The proper solution for these cases is implementing USE dependencies,
14 which would obsolete pkg_setup checks, and would provide portage with
15 info about which USE flags are needed for each dependency. This
16 feature is already implemented in other package managers (it's in
17 Paludis, maybe in pkgcore too?) and I think we all look forward its
18 inclusion in portage.
20 > My suggestion: make those language bindings being separate
21 > packages. So, other packages can depend on them directly,
22 > instead of the current, build-breaking hack.
23 >
24 > I'm not advocating gentoo should do this step alone, but
25 > instead join in the upstream and solve it there.
26 >
28 Yes, sometimes it makes sense for upstream to split packages, anyone
29 is free to push them for doing so.
31 Regards,
33 --
34 Santiago M. Mola
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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: language bindings as separate packages Mart Raudsepp <leio@g.o>