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From: Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>
Subject: Re: OT noise (Was: Profile masking and profiles package.mask)
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 19:38:53 +0200
Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Saturday 30 September 2006 13:02, Jakub Moc wrote:
>> Eh, the whole technical point here is that paludis behaviour differs
>> from portage (and differs from pkgcore, FWIW).
> 
> the technical point is what is the expected behavior of the packages file ... 
> seems silly to duplicate masking across two different files
> 
> what have you offered to this discussion ?  nothing: so sit back and let the 
> people who actually work on this stuff handle it
> -mike

It's not duplicating, exactly the opposite. Sticking the stuff into
per-profile package.mask is duplicating the information, because portage
 handles it just fine without any such duplication (that's the whole
point of Flameeyes' original mail).

Now if you want to change this, nothing wrong with that except when
someone goes moaning to bugzilla and QA starts messing with the profiles
without any discussion. This is not a QA issue.

If you want to change this behaviour, go provide some reason why it
should be done and either you persuade the folks involved or not. In
addition, those two kinds of masking (masked by profile vs. masked by
package.mask) are not duplicating each other, they behave quite differently.

For the rest, sorry but replies as "stop wasting everyone's time" or
"sit back and let people who actually work do it" as not much polite and
don't offer anything to this discussion either.

Thanks.

-- 
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-- Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò
Re: OT noise (Was: Profile masking and profiles package.mask)
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: OT noise (Was: Profile masking and profiles package.mask)
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