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From: Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>
To: Gentoo Development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>, bsd@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] amd64-fbsd profile marked 'stable'
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 12:35:16
Message-Id: 20120508083339.05de7bd8@gentoo.org
Hi,

I've just marked the profile 'default/bsd/fbsd/amd64/9.0' as 'stable'
in profiles.desc. I've been careful not to keyword anything with broken
deps, and its now forbidden. It is the first g/fbsd profile marked as
such.

Consequences for devs: broken deps are not allowed anymore; people are,
like for standard arches, expected to drop keywords and fill a
rekeywording bug.

Rationale:
- x86-fbsd has been a 'dev' profile for so long that the
majority of the packages have broken deps, meaning moving it to a
'stable' profile is almost impossible. I do not want to repeat this
error for amd64-fbsd
- people usually do not run repoman -d, and as such, it is common to
  get (core or not) packages that are uninstallable on g/fbsd. This
  wont happen anymore and will make devs and users happier :=)

cons: there's no stable amd64-fbsd keyword, i suppose that if we want
some day to stabilize it, it'll be hard with a 'stable' profile, but we
can temporarily switch it back to 'dev' while doing it, and without
preventing broken deps it'll be almost impossible to do this anyway.

Regards,

A.

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] amd64-fbsd profile marked 'stable' Alexey Shvetsov <alexxy@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] amd64-fbsd profile marked 'stable' Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>