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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About what would be included in EAPI5
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:00:21
Message-Id: 1339873158.7815.69.camel@belkin4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About what would be included in EAPI5 by Ciaran McCreesh
El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 17:46 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh escribió:
> On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:41:51 +0200 > Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote: > > > The :*/:= feature was designed to solve one specific problem: if a > > > user has foo installed, and foo deps upon bar, and bar:1 is > > > installed, and the user wants to install bar:2 and then uninstall > > > bar:1, will foo break? :* means no, := means yes. > > > > And, wouldn't it be covered simply making that package not depend on > > any slot specifically? > > Some people use "no slot" to mean "and it's fixed at build time", and > some use it to mean "and I don't care". We *could* just omit :*, and > use := for locking, but an explicit :* means someone has checked their > work (and can be verified by repoman) whereas no slot probably means > laziness. > > > > I'm pretty sure the route Exherbo is going to take with this is very > > > different, and will involve souped-up USE flags that allow "parts" > > > of a package (such as its libraries) to be kept around, possibly > > > together with a special form of blocker that acts only upon > > > installed packages, with a strict post ordering. It's not going to > > > involve sub-slots, in any case. > > > > Well, probably the problem is to predict when will that be really > > solved there :( > > Naah. This is one of those things that requires developers to put quite > a lot of exta effort in to their packages in order to improve the > quality of experience for users, which means it's not going to be > suitable for Gentoo's development model. >
Well, not all people have infinite time to put that huge effort you sometimes would demand us to make things work perfectly :| (and looks like Exherbo developer also have the same problem as this model is still not implemented there, no? And that is normal, they also have time constraints for sure)

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