Gentoo Archives: gentoo-portage-dev

From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] ExtractKernelVersion
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 16:21:22
1 The kernel ( along with QA ) has reported that the portage generated $KV
2 is sometimes quite horribly wrong. They would like us to retire the
3 kernel generated $KV, ebuilds that need $KV should inherit linux-info,
4 unless they are themselves a kernel-module, in which case they should
5 inherit linux-mod.
7 This also consolidates all the kernel version parsing nastiness into 1
8 place ( the eclass ) which means less work for us!
10 The QA team will run testing against the tree to locate incorrect uses
11 of $KV, granted the KV value is probably wrong right now for some users,
12 we still need to migrate them over.
14 We may need to retain the $KV variable for EAPI 0 portage, but I think
15 that could actually depend on how bad the migration really is.
17 -Antarus


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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] ExtractKernelVersion Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>