Gentoo Archives: gentoo-osx

From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] on stable and unstable ppc-macos
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 20:39:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-osx] on stable and unstable ppc-macos by Hasan Khalil
You better pick me as a victim, instead of an innocent, just interested 
user on the mailing list.

Hasan Khalil wrote:
> > On Sep 4, 2005, at 24:00, Finn Thain wrote: > >> Are there known bugs with the ~ppc-macos baselayout? > > Yes and no. There are design issues still in the works with it. I think > that the general consensus is that it's definitely _not_ ready for > prime-time, yet. > >> Yes, and if devs used stable, that would improve QA also. If the dev that >> keyworded qt was using stable, s/he would have found that the qt deps >> were >> wrong because they don't include the baselayout requirement. > > Uh, no? The x11-libs/qt deps are indeed correct. Please do your homework > before posting to this list; you should read up on Gentoo policy about > DEPENDS and packages that are in 'system', such as baselayout. > > Should Gentoo policy change, I would have absolutely no problem (and > would actually encourage) adding 'virtual/baselayout' to DEPENDS where > necessary. Brian Harring has also discussed this on gentoo-dev, in > relation to 'BDEPENDS'. > >> Well, moving stable packages to testing also creates a misnomer. > > Again, do your homework. Stable packages are a subset of testing > packages for any given arch. By specifying '~arch' in your KEYWORDS (in > /etc/make.conf), you are actually implicitly specifying 'arch'. > >> Can someone explain what is to be gained from this that cannot be >> achieved >> with automated builds (e.g. to weed out the badly broken stable packages >> and check the deps of the ~ppc-macos packages); as well as a policy to >> relax the "30 day" rule? > > What automated builds? AFAIK, we don't have an automated build system, > and one won't exist for a Real Long Time(tm). Once it does, I'm all for > keeping a stable branch. Until then, I find that keeping a stable branch > is way more work than we can keep up with, for all the reasons cited in > my previous message(s) to this list. > > I don't mean to sound rude, here; I apologize in advance if I do. Please > don't take any of this personally.
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