I'm a Gentoo Holdout
Posted Nov 20, 2003 8:01 UTC (Thu) by Klavs
In reply to: I'm a Gentoo Holdout
Parent article: The Success of Gentoo
>*Shouldn't we embed dependency information, compile options, and the many >other attributes specific to a program [and defined in a portage script] in >the program's source code or binary?
Sure. If you think you are going to get everyone who develops software to do this right - then feel free :)
Besides that part is pretty easy to do in the portage ebuild scripts.
The harder part is those that do not follow the ./configure && make && make install way of doing things to the letter :)
And even that is best done in portage ebuilds. And I say this, having written RPM .spec files for many years.
>*Shouldn't these attributes be automatically generated by gcc or a script >during programming-time?
feel free to join the gcc-community and tell them how it can be done.
Contribute your ideas (see the Gentoo GLEP proposal for bigger ideas) that's what it's all about.
Just waiting out till someone else does it, might just mean it never gets done ;)
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