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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:09:53 -0700
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.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


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