Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:34:20
Message-Id: 20120623202928.223396ba@googlemail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Alex Alexander
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:27:03 +0300
Alex Alexander <wired@g.o> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM, Ciaran McCreesh > <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote: > > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:14:32 +0300 > > Alex Alexander <wired@g.o> wrote: > >> If it is a package without reverse dependencies, updating to the > >> most recent slot and/or version should be expected unless the user > >> has the slot defined in the world file. > > > > That's the part that no longer holds. The package mangler now needs > > a way of knowing that for a certain few packages, bringing in new > > slots when not explicitly required is undesirable. > > Or the PM can notify the user that a new slot has come up and instruct > them to specify their desired slot in their world file.
But why? The package mangler could automatically do the right thing, without requiring help from a user who probably doesn't know about all of this, if only the small number of packages that did funky things with revisions and slots said so. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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