[oe] PREFERRED_PROVIDER (was: Conditional Expressions in Python)
dv at vollmann.ch
Mon Sep 10 00:15:16 CEST 2007
Khem Raj wrote:
> which distro are you using. angstrom-2007.1.conf could be your problem
> = "glibc-intermediate"
You're completely correct, it's my fault:
I searched for 'PREFERRED_PROVIDERS.*libc-for-gcc' and didn't think
of the PREFERRED_PROVIDER_.*.
But now the next question:
What's the priority of the PREFERRED_PROVIDER* settings?
PREFERRED_PROVIDERS is one long list with potentially lots of
entries, possibly conflicting.
What gets priority? The first entry for a specific target or the
And it seems that a specific PREFERRED_PROVIDER_.* setting gets
priority over the PREFERRED_PROVIDERS list. Is that always correct?
And as the distro.conf is read after the local.conf, there's no
way to override a setting from distro.conf in local.conf, correct?
For me that's not really a problem, as I have my own distro.conf
that includes (requires) angstrom.conf, but I think local.conf
is always more specific for the user (hance its name) than distro.conf,
so it would be nice if distro settings could be overridden in
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