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Bug 756748 - EAPI=4: Please vote to ban
Summary: EAPI=4: Please vote to ban
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Council
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-11-25 17:24 UTC by Aaron Bauman
Modified: 2020-11-26 13:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-11-25 17:24:39 UTC
Hi, all. Per the layout.conf comments, the council has only deprecated EAPI=4.

Please vote to ban EAPI=4 as there is one remaining ebuild in the tree which will be purged/ported shortly.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2020-11-25 18:25:06 UTC
The Council has already voted on this in its 2018-04-08 meeting:

"The Council bans EAPI 4 for new ebuilds effective immediately. (Votes: 7 yes, unanimous)"
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-11-26 13:32:27 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit b2e281bb698eb93704e1987dc4df1cf2dd3c2cff
Author:     Sam James <>
AuthorDate: 2020-11-26 13:31:18 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2020-11-26 13:31:18 +0000

    metadata/layout.conf: ban EAPI 4(!)
    Thanks to everyone for their help in eradicating
    these older ebuilds!
    (Including putting up with naggy bugs.)
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 metadata/layout.conf | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)