I make a lot of binaries for use on other systems, to expedite updates. It does not make sense for some packages to ever be a binary package.
Packages like -bin packages or gentoo-sources, which are just sources. Having binary ebuilds of those is of no benefit. I can be the opposite causing things to be much slower. Like in the case of large things packages like android-studio. Just seems odd to make a binary of a binary, or repackage gentoo-sources into a gentoo ebuild binary/binpkg. There is not really any benefit either way for such packages. It would be beneficial if ebuilds could have some internal variable that prevents it from being a binary package. It should not prevent merge or fail. Just never create a binary of this package, always use the ebuild as normal. Even if someone is force installing using binary flag or otherwise. As most things I think this would require support in PMS, or next EAPI at minimum. But I think the EAPI comes from PMS, so they are related. -- William L. Thomson Jr.
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