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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 12:31:52
Message-Id: 20120610132555.74bded8c@googlemail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Zac Medico
On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:55:53 -0700
Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
> A dependency atom will have optional SLOT and ABI_SLOT parts. Using > the dbus-glib depedency on glib:2 as an example [1], the dbus-glib > dependency will be expressed with an atom such as dev-libs/glib:2:= > and the package manager will translate that atom to > dev-libs/glib:2:=2.32 at build time. So, ':' is always used to > distinguish SLOT deps, and ':=' is always used to distinguish > ABI_SLOT deps. Is that syntax good?
Here's a nicer syntax: no ABI_SLOT variable, and SLOT="2/2.32". Then you can do explicit :2/2.32 dependencies if you like, or :2 (which would match SLOT="2" or SLOT="2/anything"), or :2= (which gets rewritten to :2/2.32=) or :2*. If an ebuild does SLOT="2", it's treated as 2/2. -- Ciaran McCreesh

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