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From: Georgi Georgiev <chutz@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Mozilla: Firebird-bin & Firebird-cvs
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:01:13
Message-Id: 20030519110110.GA20549%chutz@gg3.net
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Mozilla: Firebird-bin & Firebird-cvs by Alastair 'liquidx' Tse
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 10:56:48AM +0100, Alastair 'liquidx' Tse wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-05-19 at 06:38, Chris PeBenito wrote: > > etc. I don't know which one would be chosen if you type "emerge > > firebird". > > That is one of the reasons why net-www/firebird would be a bad choice. > Currently, it is ambigious which one would be chosen.
Well, bad choice or not - there is plenty of ambiguity in the portage tree already. chutz@tank / $ cd /usr/portage chutz@tank portage $ for i in *-*/*; do echo *-*/`basename $i`; done | grep \ | wc -l 88 (most of these are from app-emacs and app-xemacs, but there are a bunch of others, too) This might even teach users to always use "emerge -p" before emerging anything and also people might get in the habbit of using the complete package name. A nice enhancement of portage would be to refuse operation on any ambiguous packages. (this is off-topic, but I think it's worth mentioning) Personally I'd vote for a "mozilla-browser" if there were a poll. -- /^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^\/^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^\ / Georgi Georgiev (-< / MMM-MM!! So THIS is BIO- \ \ chutz@×××××××.net /\ .o)\ NEBULATION! / / +81(90)6266-1163 V_/_ |(/)/ \ \___________________________/\__________________________________/ -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Mozilla: Firebird-bin & Firebird-cvs Alastair 'liquidx' Tse <liquidx@g.o>