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From: Michael Haubenwallner <haubi@g.o>
Subject: Re: Prefix keywords in main tree
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 17:33:42 +0200
On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 16:16 -0700, Peter Abrahamsen wrote:
> Hello Haubi,
> 
> > I think I'm going a different way: cancel this glep, use already
> > established methods instead. I plan to do my own stable keywords in my
> > local tree, and when users want to have more packages, they simply can
> > use the main tree as overlay.
> 
> Hmm. Can you elaborate a little on this? Isn't it a lot of work to
> keep all those packages up to date?

I do not have the requirement to be "up to date" here, but to be "really
stable". Keeping up to date also would mean old versions I have marked
stable dropping out too early for my release profiles, and I would have
to maintain them in a separate overlay anyway.
So I'm planning to update my local <200 package versions once a year or
much less often, or when a specific feature is required, while still
keeping the really old stable versions around.

>  And as soon as one of your users
> adds the main tree as an overlay, those packages will take precedence
> over your own, carefully-maintained tree?

Yes. But this isn't a real use-case for my users here.

/haubi/
-- 
Michael Haubenwallner
Gentoo on a different level



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