Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Stephen Bennett <spb@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] profiles
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 12:13:08
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] profiles by "Stephen P. Becker"
Stephen P. Becker wrote:

> A) Do nothing...document in the handbook that if your machine is > 64-bit, you *must* select the mips64 sub-profile. (I don't like this > because some folks may be confused as to why everything still works > just fine with the mips profile, and/or they will just skim over that > and keep going) > > B) Similar to A, except ship stages without the profile set. That > way, folks really are stuck until they set the proper profile. (I > don't like this because they could still be confused and set the mips > profile) > > C) Make default-linux/mips/ provide all the 64-bit stuff and get rid > of the mips64 sub-profile, since all of the SGI machines we support > can run 64-bit kernels if you so choose (ip22 is the only system that > supports a 32-bit kernel at this time). > > D) (Kumba's idea here...) Have machine specific profiles, e.g. > default-linux/mips/ip22, default-linux/mips/ip32, etc. (This could > be really useful because it would allow us to do some other machine > specific voodoo in the profile).
I quite like D here. Removes any confusion as to what profile you want, and could then be combined with B so that people don't end up with the wrong profile set anyway. -- gentoo-mips@g.o mailing list