[Exherbo-dev] Profiles proposal

Bo Ørsted Andresen zlin at exherbo.org
Thu Nov 19 23:22:25 GMT 2009

Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
>> Each parent can revert things in preceding parents. Every
>> subdirectory has .. as implicit parent.
> I hate this. It means we have to work out when to stop, which is by no
> means entirely obvious.

So parents files with one parent per line?

> One thing that's not been addressed: how does this work across multiple
> repositories? We probably want a way of letting supplemental
> repositories define their own profile bits (defaults, suboptions etc)
> in a way that meshes nicely with the main profile.
> Just have the mangler look both in arbor/profiles/foo/bar and
> supplemental/profiles/foo/bar when it's using a profile that mentions
> "foo/bar" as its path thing?

Having the mere addition of another repository alter the default options 
for all
packages is nasty. Maybe just looking at profiles/foo/bar for the 
repository of each
package and all that repository's masters will work? First master first 
and the
repository last.

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