The future of Gentoo ports

Alexander Leidinger netchild at
Fri Jun 9 19:50:14 UTC 2006

Quoting Vasil Dimov <vd at> (from Fri, 9 Jun 2006 21:40:41 +0300):

> On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 10:57:25AM +0200, Kvesdn Gbor wrote:
> [...]
>> This introduces a new group of ports (linux_dist*) that are complete
>> linux environment for cross-development, etc. At the same time a
>> WITH_LINUXBASE macro should be added for installing them into
>> ${LINUXBASE} and this requires a conditional CONFLICTS with another
>> linux_base ports.
> I think it would be great if one can have more than one linux_base port
> installed at the same time. Something like
> /usr/compat/linux_debian
> /usr/compat/linux_suse
> /usr/compat/linux_fc
> /usr/compat/linux_gentoo
> /usr/compat/linux_rh
> and /usr/compat/linux being a symlink to the "default" one.
> Does anyone think that this would be useful?

Are you willing to do the interoperability testing on every change of  
everything? I suggest to think about what "everything" means. Take  
also into accound support requests from users (and don't forget what  
they expect from something like this).


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