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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: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:01:23
Message-Id: 20100319100105.2d8fa848@snowcone
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it by Brian Harring
On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:56:08 -0700
Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com> wrote:
> > We are waiting on ABI dependencies (and extended support for > > multiple ABIs in package manager), which will provide some needed > > functionality. > > You can do it now w/out waiting on ABI dependencies- I'm not saying > the dependencies would be pretty, but it's doable to get abi level > depdencies per slotting via expanding out the use combinations. > > Note that's a step beyond what's in place now- converting over to the > ruby abuse of USE_EXPAND hands over better control to users now w/ > the same dep gurantees. > > So... yeah, it's not reliant on EAPI. An EAPI extension *would* make > it easier, but it's not required to do it (especially since the deps > are already autogenerated to a decent degree).
How would do it and deal with existing packages not having the required things in IUSE without (+)/(-) use deps? I don't see a way of doing it legally without those. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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