Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ralph Sennhauser <sera@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] ewarn and package upgrades
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:01:27
Message-Id: 20120623135915.7d9bc78f@sera-17.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] ewarn and package upgrades by Rich Freeman
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 07:40:02 -0400
Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 7:32 AM, <portage@localhost> wrote: > > WARN: postinst > > Please rebuild both libxcb and xcb-util if you are upgrading from > > version 1.6 > > > > I've read enough warnings like this (many packages use them) that it > occurred to me that perhaps there should be some better way of dealing > with this. > > I realize we have a huge discussion going on about suggested depends > and such which could resolve it long-term. If that really doesn't > work out, then perhaps at least it would be useful if it were obvious > in ELOG messages what the old and new version were, or some other > stopgap measure. Bonus points if the ebuild can figure it out and > only generate the warning conditionally, but I'd be happy if I could > just delete the message without having to figure out what version I > was previously running... > > Rich >
REPLACING_VERSIONS and REPLACED_BY_VERSION added in EAPI 4 can be used to do this things with elog messages.