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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
To: Gentoo Development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: adding a modification timestamp to the installed pkgs database (vdb)
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:49:57
Message-Id: 20100117114849.09ddb5b3@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] adding a modification timestamp to the installed pkgs database (vdb) by Ciaran McCreesh
Hi,

Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>:
> That probably wouldn't be possible. One of the reasons we want to > ditch VDB is to allow multiple slots of the same cat/pkg-ver to be > installed in parallel (which is in turn necessary to allow some of the > more hideous dynamic slot abuses that people are after). VDB doesn't > support that, so you probably won't be able to go back once you've > started using new features. > > *shrug* all of this is years off, anyway. It's at least EAPI 5 > territory. We can work all this out later if EAPI 4 ever happens.
As much as you love to have the new and shiny VDB2, it is far off. Prototyping and drafting implementations would be great to have some base where we can discuss on (in a civil manner). So having this timestamp would be a good way to prepare a sane migration path. In the end we have to care for our users and EAPI was just provided to have a clear way. V-Li -- Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project <URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode <URL:http://gentoo.faulhammer.org/>

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