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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:33:01
Message-Id: 20120607062840.2a8e2ece@googlemail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Zac Medico
On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:21:40 -0700
Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
> > You'd have a slot per ABI, and be encouraged to allow multiple > > versions of glib to be installed in parallel. If you really > > couldn't do that (and you should think very carefully before saying > > you can't, since this directly affects users in a huge way), you > > can make the slots block each other. > > It seems like you're trying to make glib fit your SLOT operator model, > even though it's a natural fit for the ABI_SLOT operator model.
No, I'm trying to strongly encourage people to make proper use of slots to avoid having mass breakages and annoyances on user systems, even if it means more work for developers. Broken linkage due to an upgrade really shouldn't happen. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>