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Bug 18883 - Ebuilds for kernel patches
Summary: Ebuilds for kernel patches
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
: 37718 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-07 01:56 UTC by Shahar Goldin
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Shahar Goldin 2003-04-07 01:56:51 UTC
Rather than having an ebuild for a patchset, it would be nice if I could define
a Source Tree Home (or something similar) and emerge, for example,
sys-kernel/win4lin-patch, and it would patch my kernel with it

that way I could, for example, run XFS on the CK kernel
or run win4lin on the gaming kernel
or some such
without the hassle of patching it my self

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Jeffrey Strube 2003-04-07 02:24:47 UTC
I would agree that this is an awesome idea and would be very cool, however one 
might run into trouble with conflicting patches. Just my 2 cents. 
Comment 2 Shahar Goldin 2003-04-07 03:44:16 UTC
um ... yeah
but portage handles conflicts very well 
try building gaim-cvs on top of gaim, for example

Comment 3 Jan Henrik Helmers 2003-04-07 07:51:24 UTC
AFAIK there are patches that don't work well together, but what about using USE-flags for telling what you need in your kernel? Of course it would be hard to maintain ^_^;;
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-01-09 16:15:56 UTC
*** Bug 37718 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 John Mylchreest (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-01 18:28:33 UTC
my opinon on this is that it would be unfeasible to attempt to do this.
the patches very rarely apply cleanly between kernel sources, and even less frequently against pre-patched sources.
there is currently a lot of work going on in tidying up the tree, so hopefully we can come to some sort of compromise here.
for now though i will close and revisit.
Comment 6 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-11 11:25:21 UTC
Consider this closed as CANTFIX