kito at gentoo
Oct 11, 2004, 1:11 PM
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On Oct 11, 2004, at 2:35 PM, Cap'n Hector wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2004, at 12:24 PM, Kito wrote:
>> At this point, I believe I'm the only dev that has a Darwin
>> environment to test in, and I'm quite sure none of our users are
>> testing this stuff in darwin. That being said, it wouldn't seem right
>> for me to declare a package as stable when I'm the only one in the
>> world who has actually used and tested said package in the Darwin
>> userland. This also assumes I myself could keep up with all these and
>> actually have the time/knowledge/motivation to use and test every
>> package that our users claim to be working.
> I'd be happy to test, but I want to see a chroot'd install.
>> I don't have a solution, but right now I'm leaning towards a USE flag
>> or possibly a FEATURE that would give the users a little more
>> flexibility in choosing how they want portage to live on their
>> Thoughts, opinions, criticisms, flames, ideas ?
> Chroot the install! It solves a huge number of issuesâ€¦you don't risk
> overwriting anything, to start with, and nothing gets clobbered in an
> OS upgrade or archive. Users can edit $PATH to have Gentoo binaries be
> used over OS ones, or someone could make a shell script to make
> aliases to have Gentoo commands run over OS ones.
Well, not all of us want /gentoo or whatever... so i guess the options
are wait for PATHSPEC, implement some chroot FEATURE and write some env
scripts ala fink, or continue making the 'g'util ebuilds such as (g)sed
> Alsoâ€¦in a lot of OS X troubleshooting one step that may be recommended
> (by Apple and others) is an Archive/Install. Blam! You've zapped your
> Gentoo stuff, unless you know how to copy it back into your active
> /usr and /bin directories.
> In short, chroot'd Gentoo will keep users happy, be simpler, win us
> the war, and solve world hunger.
> Cap'n Hector
> gentoo-osx [at] gentoo mailing list
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