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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:33:00 -0700
On 06/07/2012 12:24 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 12:09 -0700, Zac Medico escribió:
>> On 06/07/2012 12:00 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
>>> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 19:44 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh escribió:
>>>> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:43:54 +0200
>>>> Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:
>>>>>> I would prefer, as a workaround, allow reverse deps to RDEPEND on
>>>>>> glib:2.* instead. That way it would cover more cases when more than
>>>>>> two slots are available
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, per:
>>>>> http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/pms.git;a=commitdiff;h=f9f7729c047300e1924ad768a49c660e12c2f906;hp=b7750e67b4772c1064543defb7df6a556f09807b
>>>>>
>>>>> looks like "*" usage for SLOTs would be allowed :), or I am
>>>>> misinterpreting it?
>>>>
>>>> It's not a wildcard.
>>>>
>>>
>>> But it looks like a valid usage for cases like glib vs.
>>> dbus-glib/gobject-introspection I have exposed as example, and also
>>> allows us to keep "SLOT" over "ABI_SLOT" (at least for this case, not
>>> sure about others I could be missing now...)
>>
>> The :* operator doesn't trigger any rebuilds though. Quoting the PMS
>> patch that you linked:
>>
>> * Indicates that any slot value is acceptable. In addition, for runtime
>> dependencies, indicates that the package will not break if the matched
>> package is uninstalled and replaced by a different matching package in a
>> different slot.
> 
> I mean, use it in conjunction with ":=", one for rebuild and other to
> indicate any 2.x SLOT fits the "normal" RDEPEND (to not need to
> periodically update RDEPENDs or need to go back from :SLOT depends to
> old =category/package-version-* ways)
> 
> Allowing that, we wouldn't need ABI_SLOT (at least to prevent this issue
> that arises with using only SLOTs for this)

What you're talking about here is more similar to ABI_SLOT operator deps
than what was originally intended for SLOT operator deps. In other
words, anyone who is opposed to ABI_SLOT operator deps is likely to also
be opposed to your proposal.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


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Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Zac Medico
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Brian Harring
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Zac Medico
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-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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