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On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:24:05 +0100
Ulrich Mueller <email@example.com> 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.