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1GLEP: 25 1GLEP: 25
2Title: Distfile Patching Support 2Title: Distfile Patching Support
3Version: $Revision: 1.2 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/11/11 21:34:36 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/04/01 01:32:19 $
5Author: Brian Harring <ferringb@gentoo.org> 5Author: Brian Harring <ferringb@gentoo.org>
6Status: deferred 6Status: deferred
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 6-Mar-2004 9Created: 6-Mar-2004
261for new ebuilds. 261for new ebuilds.
262 262
263The initial bulk of patches to get will be generated by the author, to ease 263The initial bulk of patches to get will be generated by the author, to ease
264the transition and offer patches for people to test out. 264the transition and offer patches for people to test out.
265 265
266Backwards Compatability 266Backwards Compatibility
267======================= 267=======================
268 268
269As noted in `The Proposed Solution`_, a system using patching and sharing out 269As noted in `The Proposed Solution`_, a system using patching and sharing out
270it's distfiles must share out it's alternate md5 db. Any system that uses the 270it's distfiles must share out it's alternate md5 db. Any system that uses the
271distfiles share must support the alternate md5 db also. If this is considered 271distfiles share must support the alternate md5 db also. If this is considered
272enough of an issue, it is conceivable to place reconstructed sources with an 272enough of an issue, it is conceivable to place reconstructed sources with an
273alternate md5 into a subdirectory of distdir- portage only looks within 273alternate md5 into a subdirectory of distdir- portage only looks within
274distdir, unwilling to descend into subdirectories. 274distdir, unwilling to descend into subdirectories.
275 275
276Also note that `Distfile Mirror Additions`_ may add additional backwards 276Also note that `Distfile Mirror Additions`_ may add additional backwards
277compatability issues, depending on what solution is accepted. 277compatibility issues, depending on what solution is accepted.
278 278
279Reference Implementation 279Reference Implementation
280======================== 280========================
281 281
282TODO 282TODO

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