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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: zmedico@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:46:51
Message-Id: 20090224174725.GC3506@hrair
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26 by Donnie Berkholz
1 On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 11:26:48PM -0800, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
2 > This is your friendly reminder! Same bat time (typically the 2nd & 4th
3 > Thursdays at 2000 UTC / 1600 EST), same bat channel (#gentoo-council @
4 > !
6 Informal request, but it would be useful to get an idea of the
7 councils views on portage overlay compatibility issues.
9 Specifically, when it comes to gentoo repositories, there is one, and
10 only one definition of what that is- pms's repo spec. The problem
11 here is that the only repository truly conformant to that spec is
12 gentoo-x86, for the rest of the repositories (overlays realistically)
13 whatever portage supports seems to be the eventual standard they grow
14 towards.
16 Problem with this is that there is *zero* way to spot these non-pms
17 repositories as it stands. Simplest example, under portage overlays
18 can unmask pkgs globally (gnome overlay reverting masks in
19 gentoo-x86), package.unmask exists/works, package.keywords
20 exists/works, and package.mask can be a directory.
22 I've not traced through the mess of config's __init__ to verify
23 *every* pms noncompliance there, but I'd assume there are definitely a
24 couple more hanging around to blow up in alt managers faces.
26 At the very least I'm after having the non-pms repos marked in some
27 fashion so that alt implementations don't have to assume the portage
28 standard (rather then the *agreed to* pms standard) to avoid
29 exploding, but that's a rather short sighted solution- something is
30 needed long term.
32 Either way, I'd be curious about the councils *informal* opinion on
33 the overlay issue.
35 thanks,
36 ~harring


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26 "Santiago M. Mola" <coldwind@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26 Gilles Dartiguelongue <eva@g.o>