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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:37:14
Message-Id: 20120623203700.3c3fe2a0@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Ciaran McCreesh
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:22:37 +0100
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.
It *is* a 'better' version, much like gtk+-3.* is 'better' than gtk+-2.*. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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