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the ebuild version numbers are the same as the version numbers of the
packages, unless there is a gentoo specific revision number attached.
The gentoo revision number would be a "-r" followed by a number at the
end of the version number, such as emacspeak-25-r2.
Is that the thing that was confusing you about our ebuild version
On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 08:10:08PM -0800, Zachary Kline wrote:
> I was familiar with this process, just didn't think it applied to these
> particular packages. The ebuild version specification system is a bit
> tough to get used to: version numbers in particular.
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> From: "William Hubbs" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] out-of-date ebuilds?
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> >Hi Zack,
> >first off, are you familiar with the masked packages and how to use
> >them? Some of the packages you want might not be marked stable yet.
> >Basically, if you want to use something that isn't stable, you can do
> >something like this:
> >echo app-accessibility/emacspeak >> /etc/portage/package.mask
> >You can substitute any other package you want to use for
> >app-accessibility/emacspeak, it was just an example. If there are new
> >versions of packages that you know about that are not in the tree, you
> >can file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org and request a version bump for
> >the package.
> >The way to get things moved to stable is to use them and report problems
> >to the bugzilla address I gave above. If packages do not have bugs
> >open, they will eventually be marked stable.
> >On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 06:56:19PM -0800, Zachary Kline wrote:
> >> (For some reason my emails to the list haven't been getting through
> >>using my old address, so I subscribed this one...)
> >>I've noticed that several accessibility-related ebuilds are out of sync
> >>with the latest available from the upstream sources. Orca comes to mind,
> >>as does Emacspeak and Speechd-El. I'm not terribly familiar with the
> >>Gentoo ebuild creation process, nor with who, if anyone, is supposed to
> >>maintain these. I do notice, for instance, that Orca is at 2.1 upstream
> >>and 1.00 here. I don't want to fall behind, if possible, in terms of
> >>features and such.
> >>Is this an issue which I should report elsewhere? Should I try to make
> >>ebuilds for these packages myself?
> >>Thanks much,
> >>Find a local pizza place, movie theater, and more?.then map the best
> >>email@example.com mailing list
> >- --
> >William Hubbs
> >gentoo accessibility team lead
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