On 09/08/17 04:20, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 19:32:48 +0200
> Kristian Fiskerstrand <k...@gentoo.org> wrote:
>>  - You might be applying local patches through /etc/portage/patches
>> that are distributed to all clients
> 
> This might be the strongest reason. Though would only apply to stuff
> like say kernel sources. Not sure what patches could be applied to a
> binary ebuild, -bin. A patch would not effect src_install per my
> understanding.

There's also the fact that binpkgs may be manually installed exactly as
the package manager would have installed it, rather than extracting
whatever upstream supplies verbatim. This includes things like any
wrappers, desktop files or symlinks created by the ebuild, or other such
downstream-isms.

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Sam Jorna (wraeth)
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