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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Re: mtime preservation
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 19:14:52
Message-Id: 20091108191439.3fcee79d@snowcone
In Reply to: [gentoo-council] Re: mtime preservation by Ulrich Mueller
On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:24:05 +0100
Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o> wrote:
> > What I want is for the proposal to be sufficiently specific that it > > covers exactly what the package manager can and cannot do, and what > > ebuilds can and cannot rely upon happening. If you require mtime > > preservation between pkg_preinst and the merge to /, the package > > manager can just screw things up (by implementing reasonable > > features) elsewhere. It is by no means clear to me that merely > > requiring mtime preservation from after pkg_preinst to before > > pkg_postinst, and allowing arbitrary mtime tinkering elsewhere, is > > what is desired. > > Can you try to find a suitable wording? Otherwise, it's not clear to > me how the council could resolve the issue during the next meeting.
I've been thinking about this, and I honestly don't think it's achievable without losing at least one of the aims. So far as I can see, the Council's goals are mutually contradictory on this one. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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Re: [gentoo-council] Re: mtime preservation Denis Dupeyron <calchan@g.o>