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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:08:09 -0700
On 06/06/2012 02:59 PM, Brian Harring wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 07:18:01PM -0700, Zac Medico wrote:
>> On 06/05/2012 05:51 PM, Michael Weber wrote:
>>> Is there any chance to detect this ZLIB_VERSION problem with
>>> revdep-rebuild (worst case: add a list of possibly broken packages
>>> with tests)?
>>
>> I'd suggest a special ebuild phase to check for ABI changes, like the
>> pre_pkg_preinst_abi_check phase suggested here:
>>
>>   https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192319#c20
> 
> Same thing I said in '07; I don't have a problem w/ hooks for ebuilds 
> to specify additional QA checks, but this *cannot* be the user's end 
> solution- it needs to be purely for making it easier for devs to spot 
> their screwups.  In other words, revdep-rebuild shouldn't be involved; 
> this should spot/complain that zlib (for example) changed abi w/out a 
> matching metadata setting/whatever, rather than having checks done in 
> the consumers.
> 
> Using this for anything other than a QA check of the originating 
> package, basically has an end result of us going towards a 
> non-deterministic resolution model- which is a clusterfuck, frankly. 

Yeah, I'm sure we can all agree that we would like the dependency
resolver to be able to predict/display all of the rebuilds that will
need to occur, before any building starts.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


References:
[gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Aaron W. Swenson
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Michael Weber
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Zac Medico
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Brian Harring
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