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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: pacho@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 13:14:48
Message-Id: 20110920151614.616c573c@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem by Pacho Ramos
On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:09:01 +0200
Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:

> I haven't ever tried it but, what would occur if that people with > really updated systems simply unpack an updated stage3 tarball in > their / and, later, try to update?
Possibly at least few file collisions, if portage would be able to clean the initial mess up. But maybe a solution is to fork a minimalistic installer/updater from portage which would have really tiny needs, unpack stage3 like you suggested and then clean up remaining files from replaced packages. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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