Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] base-system needs developers who care
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:49:44
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] base-system needs developers who care by Mike Gilbert
1 On 08/24/2016 11:32 AM, Mike Gilbert wrote:
2 > On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Lars Wendler <polynomial-c@g.o> wrote:
3 >> Please keep in mind to *not* use EAPI-6 for base-system packages yet, so
4 >> we can retain a somewhat stable upgrade path even for very old systems.
5 >
6 > What's the time frame for lifting that restriction?
7 >
8 > There are some key packages that base-system does not maintain, and it
9 > would be good to have a documented guideline for it.
10 >
11 > For example, I maintain the dev-lang/python ebuilds, and I will
12 > probably be jumping to EAPI 6 whenever Python 3.6 is released.
13 >
15 The EAPI=6 upgrade is probably already hosed; there was recently a
16 thread on -user where a guy tried to update after 1.5 years and some
17 dependency required EAPI=6 and his portage couldn't do it.
19 The simple solution appears to be to download a new copy of portage and
20 run it right out of the source tree until your system can do EAPI=6.