Tom Gillespie <tgb...@gmail.com> writes: > For historical curiosity there was also > https://github.com/domenkozar/g-pypi at one point (similar to > https://github.com/rafaelmartins/g-octave). Having used g-octave, the > primary issue is as Michał says, there are a lot of corner cases that > the generation doesn't handle correctly which lead to broken ebuilds > and maintenance headaches. Speaking for python, catching and > correcting the use of setup_requires and other insanity visited upon > us by the wonders of setuptools makes this a non-starter.
Yes, I agree. > If you have a set a known sane packages you could in theory write an > eclass that captures the regularities of those packages, but I'm not > sure eclasses are suggested for that use case. eclass is designed for eliminating duplicated code in ebuilds. Therefore yes, it is the legitimate use of eclass. Benda