Removing ABI_X86_32 support from virtual/opencl

Title: Removing ABI_X86_32 support from virtual/opencl
Author: Marek Szuba <>
Posted: 2020-03-09
Revision: 2
News-Item-Format: 2.0
Display-If-Installed: virtual/opencl

From April 2020 onwards virtual/opencl will no longer provide support
for the 32-bit ABI on either multilib amd64 or native x86 systems. The
reason for this is that most modern OpenCL providers currently available
from Gentoo only support the 64-bit ABI anyway. Therefore, we intend
to initially mask:
 - virtual/opencl in x86 profiles,
 - USE=abi_x86_32 for virtual/opencl in all profiles, and
 - USE=opencl in x86 profiles.
and follow up with removal of multilib support and x86 keywords from

Note that this change will only affect the virtual package, i.e. OpenCL
providers which do support ABI_X86_32 will continue to advertise this
capability. Users of such providers who wish to retain 32-bit OpenCL
support are advised to add virtual/opencl to package.provided; see
portage(5) for details.