[Exherbo-dev] Profiles proposal

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 19 23:27:40 GMT 2009

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:22:25 +0000
Bo Ørsted Andresen <zlin at exherbo.org> 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?

That's a lot easier, yes.

> > 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.

I didn't mean having it affect other repositories. Settings in a
repository's profiles would only affect that repository, plus anything
that lists that repository as a master.

Ciaran McCreesh
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