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From: Geert Bevin <gbevin@×××××××.be>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] portage 1.8.8-r1
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 16:19:59
Message-Id: 1012601928.19839.21.camel@inspiron.theleaf.office
Hi all,

Portage 1.8.8r1 has been released. Below is a list of all new features
and fixes.

For users

* added support for emerge --unmerge which respects an additional 
  --pretend flag if you just want to see the list of packages that would
  be unmerged. Use emerge --help or man emerge to get the details about 
  how to use it. Don't forget to also read up on the additional --safe 
  option
* made env-update disregard backup files in /etc/env.d

For ebuild writers

* added support for a pkg_setup() function which is executed before 
  anything else and can be typically used for package configuration 
  actions or required system checks, the default behavior does nothing
  and can be overridden for most packages that currently have behaviour
  outside of the standard ebuild functions
* implemented the noauto MAINTAINER flags for all relevant ebuild 
  commands
* rewrote the packagename without category support to also graceously 
  handle deps specifiers at the beginning, this shouldn't be used in the
  ebuilds, but is very handy when using emerge --unmerge. This is how 
  emerge handles unmerging "<portage-1.8.8".

Thanks a lot to everyone who has helped to make these features and
bugfixes being supplied so quickly!

-- 
Geert Bevin
the Leaf sprl/bvba
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