[paludis-user] Adding ebuilds with paludis (WAS: Newbie questions)

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Thu May 22 19:01:28 UTC 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008 21:59:43 +0300
"Alon Bar-Lev" <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/22/08, Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >  > How can I just test if it works? I want only unpack, compile,
> >  > test install stages.
> >
> >
> > You do a proper, full install from start to finish. Testing using
> >  Portage and 'ebuild' is not proper testing.
> Yes it is.

No it isn't. It isn't using the environment that will be used when a
user installs it using a full package manager. It is entirely possible
to have bugs in ebuilds that don't show up under stage-by-stage

> While you are working at it, you need to verify the result of each
> step. And of certainly don't want it available on your system before
> you finish!

Then chuck a 'die' in the ebuild.

Ciaran McCreesh
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