Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wlt-ml@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Prevent binary/non-compiled packages from binary package creation
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:37:57
1 I make a lot of binaries for use on other systems, to expedite updates.
2 It does not make sense for some packages to ever be a binary package.
4 Packages like -bin packages or gentoo-sources, which are just sources.
5 Having binary ebuilds of those is of no benefit. I can be the opposite
6 causing things to be much slower. Like in the case of large things
7 packages like android-studio.
9 Just seems odd to make a binary of a binary, or repackage
10 gentoo-sources into a gentoo ebuild binary/binpkg. There is not really
11 any benefit either way for such packages.
13 It would be beneficial if ebuilds could have some internal variable
14 that prevents it from being a binary package. It should not prevent
15 merge or fail. Just never create a binary of this package, always use
16 the ebuild as normal. Even if someone is force installing using binary
17 flag or otherwise.
19 As most things I think this would require support in PMS, or next EAPI
20 at minimum. But I think the EAPI comes from PMS, so they are related.
22 --
23 William L. Thomson Jr.