>>>>> On Mon, 17 Oct 2016, M J Everitt wrote: > On 17/10/16 08:41, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote: >> To be clear I would suggest at MOST 3, -bin, -ebin, and -sbin. >> NO more.
> I don't see what problem you are trying to solve. Gentoo is a > source-based distro .. any binaries are a last-resort or most > certainly should be. Having a policy may be useful, but I see no > proposition on this thread yet? How about the following? I believe it is more or less the current practice: "Gentoo usually builds its packages from source. Exceptionally, a binary package can be provided instead (e.g., if upstream doesn't provide a source) or in addition. Such packages should still follow normal naming conventions and don't need any special suffix. If a binary package is provided in addition to its source-based equivalent, the name of the former should be suffixed with '-bin' for distinction." Ulrich
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