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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:57 pm    Post subject: ~ia64 and other architectures Reply with quote

Just curious how are the KEYWORDS= chosen for ebuilds on default?

I guess I've found a few packages that appear to work fine for ia64 despite being hardmasked due to not having the ia64 keyword. I wonder what's the normal method to progress from no keyword to full support?

Who ultimately needs to maintain that package for specific architectures, especially if they don't have that type of machine?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isn't that up to the individual ebuild maintainers? i believe they do not all decide the same way.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keywords are given when someone has tested that it works. If you have found a package with no keywords, tested it locally and it worked, file a bug on https://bugs.gentoo.org stating so.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the case of software that compiles/builds but does not seem to work perfectly?

Leave it keywordless?

I just tried rtorrent-0.7.2 / libtorrent-0.11.2 for ia64 - These sadly do not seem to work. Rtorrent builds cleanly, checksum the torrents just fine, know what files need to be downloaded, but sadly the network connections don't seem very clean - looks like I can initiate connections but not accept (?). It does apparently connect to the tracker and does get some peer lists. I was seeding a bit of a file too. Apparently this ebuild has some issues with 64-bit platforms as I get tons of unaligned accesses (which are fine just slow) - probably needs to be worked on by upstream.

I'll see if the newest version work better. Hopefully... :)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the program compiles but does not work, it should remain keywordless.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take that back. rtorrent actually does seem to work on one tracker (but seems quite slow on the gentoo tracker), but in any case, just a lot of spam from 64-bit coding issues...

hmm. I guess now it might actually be worth a keyword request - but the warning spam may make it somewhat ugly and difficult to use?
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