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On 03/18/2010 08:28 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:20:02 +0100
> Thomas Sachau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> -change portage behaviour to be satisfied with a python slot and to
>> not require other slots.
> But then you'll never get new slots for the majority of dependencies
> where you do usually want the newest version. If Portage were to take
> existing slots, most users would still be using Python 2.4 to
> satisfy dependencies, and would never have had 2.5+ installed...
I know this part, this option was just the result of Arfrever telling me that just "dev-lang/python"
is the right dependency and the PM being wrong, when pulling in something unneeded.
python-3* might be a special case, since it is incompactible with 2* versions and wont be set as the
default python during install. But this results in it being useless and not needed, until either a
package or a user does require it explicitly.
So my vote goes for changing the dependency strings for affected packages.
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