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From: Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o>
Subject: Re: Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:43:30 +0100
On 03/18/2010 08:28 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:20:02 +0100
> Thomas Sachau <tommy@g.o> 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.

-- 
Thomas Sachau

Gentoo Linux Developer

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