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From: Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:37:34
Message-Id: CAMUzOaj1HiFQVfvFsHcu2YNed+YiLdoKkdhjN6r4RCC6U_3NVw@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Ciaran McCreesh
On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM, Ciaran McCreesh
<ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:23:13 +0200 > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: >> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:06:38 +0100 >> Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote: >> > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:09:03 +0200 >> > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: >> > > > That's just it, though -- this no longer holds. -r300 is now >> > > > being used for something that is exactly the same version as >> > > > -r200. >> > > >> > > Did you look at SONAME? >> > >> > Look at SONAME before deciding what package to install? Kindly >> > explain how that works. >> >> I'm just saying that these are two different versions of the package. >> If you want GTK+3, you take the newer one. If you want GTK+2 compat, >> you take the older slot. What's wrong with that? > > The package mangler does not know that 1.1-r300 is not a "better" > version than 1.1-r200, or that 1.2-r200 is not a "better" version than > 1.1-r300. Indicating packages where this kind of strangeness happens > allows manglers to know that things that are usually true about the > relationship between slots and versions no longer hold, and that in > these specific cases it should consider slots to be heavily independent.
You already have this info, it's called a "slot dependency". -- Alex

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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>