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1GLEP: 25 1GLEP: 25
2Title: Distfile Patching Support 2Title: Distfile Patching Support
3Version: $Revision: 1.1 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/04/04 22:56:06 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2005/04/01 01:32:19 $
5Author: Brian Harring <ferringb@gentoo.org> 5Author: Brian Harring <ferringb@gentoo.org>
6Status: Draft 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
10Post-History: 4-Apr-2004 10Post-History: 4-Apr-2004, 11-Nov-2004
11 11
12Abstract 12Abstract
13======== 13========
14 14
15The intention of this GLEP is to propose the creation of patching support for 15The intention of this GLEP is to propose the creation of patching support for
16portage, and iron out the implementation details. 16portage, and iron out the implementation details.
17
18Status
19======
20
21Timed out
22
17 23
18Motivation 24Motivation
19========== 25==========
20 26
21Reduce the bandwidth load placed on our mirrors by decreasing the amount of 27Reduce the bandwidth load placed on our mirrors by decreasing the amount of
255for new ebuilds. 261for new ebuilds.
256 262
257The 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
258the transition and offer patches for people to test out. 264the transition and offer patches for people to test out.
259 265
260Backwards Compatability 266Backwards Compatibility
261======================= 267=======================
262 268
263As 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
264it'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
265distfiles 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
266enough 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
267alternate md5 into a subdirectory of distdir- portage only looks within 273alternate md5 into a subdirectory of distdir- portage only looks within
268distdir, unwilling to descend into subdirectories. 274distdir, unwilling to descend into subdirectories.
269 275
270Also note that `Distfile Mirror Additions`_ may add additional backwards 276Also note that `Distfile Mirror Additions`_ may add additional backwards
271compatability issues, depending on what solution is accepted. 277compatibility issues, depending on what solution is accepted.
272 278
273Reference Implementation 279Reference Implementation
274======================== 280========================
275 281
276TODO 282TODO

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