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Bug 881843

Summary: games-board/domination- is a binary package but the ebuild attempts to build it
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Fedja Beader <fedja>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Games <games>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: ionen, jstein
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: build/install log

Description Fedja Beader 2022-11-19 02:19:01 UTC
Given that the ebuild does call java build functions, I infer that this is a bug and not intended (otherwise I would suggest a rename to domination-bin).

>>> Compiling source in /tmp/portage/games-board/domination- ...                                                                                       
java-pkg-2_src_compile: build.xml not found so nothing to do.                                                                                                                    
>>> Source compiled.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Fedja Beader 2022-11-19 02:31:46 UTC
Created attachment 833573 [details]
build/install log
Comment 2 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2022-11-19 11:36:50 UTC
the -bin is just to distinguish the source code package from the binary package IFF there are both. I fully agree, this is not ideal and misleading.

There had been discussions about how to improve the situation see:

I close it because it is not a bug, but a (bad?) specification.
Comment 3 Ionen Wolkens gentoo-dev 2022-11-19 11:54:13 UTC
^ agreed that it shouldn't be renamed, although that the ebuild is trying to compile it when it's prebuilt is silly

so I'll keep the bug open as a reminder whenever someone looks at this package