Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:10:31
Message-Id: 20100318201000.24f22af0@snowmobile
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it by "Petteri Räty"
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:02:38 +0200
Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o> wrote:
> Here's how we could change Portage behavior for pulling new slots that > are not strictly required: > > - for packages in the world file install as soon as available > > - for dependencies install the new slot if everything works with the > new slot > > This would mean that Portage would stay with 2.6 as long as you have > something that doesn't work with 3.x installed.
Why would you want the majority of your packages that can use a newer, shinier version of a library to continue using the old version? Do you really want to stick with Qt3 until every single app you have supports Qt4? -- Ciaran McCreesh

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it "Petteri Räty" <betelgeuse@g.o>