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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Are tags just sets?
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 21:23:55
Message-Id: BANLkTi=nEGjC84qX_sBBS5AcadX_wqm-4A@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Are tags just sets? by Wyatt Epp
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Wyatt Epp <wyatt.epp@×××××.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 16:23, Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o> wrote: >> I too feel that tags should be distinct from sets, for a bunch of reasons. >> >> Sets should really be something carefully controlled by the >> repository.  While I'm fine with having tags in the repository also, >> there is talk about giving users ways of supplying them as well. >> > Too late; /etc/portage/sets/
That wasn't what I was thinking of. Package masking is also something we carefully control in the repository but users can override it FOR THEIR OWN SYSTEMS. With tags I think that there were concepts floating around of letting anybody influence how packages are tagged. With some of the offline suggestions there is really nothing stopping anybody from making their own tagging solution outside of the repository. I could set up my own packages.g.o site and implement user-supplied tagging if I wanted to. That might not be a bad way to get this started, as somebody else in one of these threads seemed to be implying. Rich

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Are tags just sets? Wyatt Epp <wyatt.epp@×××××.com>