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From: hasufell <hasufell@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2014-08-12
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:53:16
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2014-08-12 by "Michał Górny"
1 Micha³ Górny:
2 >
3 > That said, cross-distribution compatibility is important.
5 To be honest, this is a minor case and you shouldn't expect the council
6 to do anything about it.
8 Last time it really made a difference was about the pkgconfig discussion
9 and neither QA nor the council cared enough to enforce consistent rules
10 about it.
12 No one cares about cross-distro compatibility.
14 The more important argument is simplicity imo and maintenance burden. We
15 are not just talking about games supposed to install into
16 /usr/games/bin, but literally in any location, since those games
17 variables are modifiable and advertised as such (so this wasn't really
18 about FHS compliance in the first place). Please look at the downstream
19 patches, sed hacks, symlink workarounds, wrapper scripts and eclasses
20 (even gnome-games.eclass) that were introduced because of this.
22 Sure, it's doable, but still a lot of work to support a corner case.
24 In paludis, if you want to modify permissions for all games globally,
25 you could easily do so via an ebuild phase hook, e.g.
27 # cat /etc/paludis/hooks/ebuild_install_post/games_perms.bash
28 if [[ ${CATEGORY} =~ "games" ]] ; then
29 find /var/tmp/paludis/${CATEGORY}-${PF}/image/usr/bin -type f ...
30 fi
32 I'm not sure why this case has to be supported via an eclass.