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On Thursday 21 September 2006 10:54, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> Yes, I agree with you. For example, take expat. The maintainers have
> refused to allow both versions to exist simultaneously on a system
> because it apparently causes more breakage than just breaking every app
> on your system by removing .so.0.
that is the exact case portage should be handling for you
it would go "oh hey, check out libexpat.so.0 ... some things seem to want
it ... HEY USER, you need to rebuild: xxxxxxxx" ... once all the packages
still consuming libexpat.so.0 are rebuilt, portage could silently trim it
from the system
complicated ? not really, scanelf can produce all this information in an
easily digestable format