Gentoo Archives: gentoo-council

From: Thomas Anderson <gentoofan23@g.o>
To: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Comparison of GLEP 54 and 'live ebuild' proposal
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:15:29
Message-Id: 20090310011525.GA13732@dodo.hsd1.nj.comcast.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] Comparison of GLEP 54 and 'live ebuild' proposal by Roy Bamford
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 11:29:29PM +0000, Roy Bamford wrote:
> live can change several times a day. With only one day resolution, how > do you handle that?
Hi Roy, I'm not entirely sure you can handle that with liveebuild. In my opinion the correct thing to do is not to attempt to put the revision in the package version but to have it exposed in some other way(say a metadata variable holding the installed revision). Otherwise you're just going to end up trying to get more precise and more precise times. Really, you shouldnt be putting dates in place of revisions in the package version. It's just a bad idea. -- --------- Thomas Anderson Gentoo Developer ///////// Areas of responsibility: AMD64, Secretary to the Gentoo Council ---------