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From: Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Moving the updated apache and associated ebuilds back into package.mask
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 06:10:45
Message-Id: 1113631832.10461.9.camel@mirage.ramereth.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Moving the updated apache and associated ebuilds back into package.mask by Elfyn McBratney
On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 06:56 +0100, Elfyn McBratney wrote:

> As I'm sure many of you will know, the updated apache and associated ebuilds > (so-called apache refresh) have caused a number of problems since coming out > of package.mask and going into testing. As a result, we have a number of > packages that simply do not function with the updated apache ebuilds, > rendering testing (on the apache side of things) broken.
Yes, this has gotten very annoying. [snip]
> A number of people have suggested putting these updated ebuilds back into > package.mask, or lessening the impact of the upgrade from current stable > apache to the new ~arch apache. So, I would like to solicit advice from the > developer community as to how we can rectify this. > > The way I see it, we have three options: > - package.mask (downgrades for those early adopters) > - keep the same layout (/etc/apache2/conf, etc.) and wait until 2.2 is out to > change it > - have the newer apache ebuilds migrate from old-style to new-style config > (very hard to do, but possible)
I say at the very least package.mask it. Testing is supposed to be able to compile and work, not half work and test. There's a reason we have a package.mask, please use it! To me, it makes more sense to push these changes in the next major release of apache (2.1/2.2). 2.0.x should be kept as is since a lot of people are using that now and any change midway through the release would cause a lot of havoc. So far, most of the changes don't seem to be backward compatible with each other. Right now you can't make a module that will work for either variation of the layout without hacking it badly. To me, thats bad especially since the new layout isn't in package.mask. I just fear if we continue to push these changes on the current 2.0.x line will continue to piss off a lot of people. Cheers, -- Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o> Gentoo Infrastructure | Operations Manager --- Public GPG key: <http://www.ramereth.net/lance.asc> Key fingerprint: 0423 92F3 544A 1282 5AB1 4D07 416F A15D 27F4 B742 ramereth/irc.freenode.net

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