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On Sun, 17 Jan 2010, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr." wrote:
> I wonder why the affected package (eselect-opengl) couldn't run
> lafilefixer itself. It's mandatory for all users, and would save a lot
> of frustration.
It is not mandatory: You could as well re-emerge the affected packages
(shown by revdep-rebuild) which is a much cleaner solution, since it
does not break the portage database like lafilefixer does.
(Yes, I know that this might involve manual fixing the order shown
by revdep-rebuild or emerging packages twice or packages not listed,
but it *is* possible to do it cleanly).
> And I think we're doing something similar with gcc (fix_libtool_files.sh
> seems to run automatically on gcc upgrade).
Yes, this is terrible: I actually considered filing a bug about it,
requesting to make it at least only optional.
Please: When you run tools which break checksums/dates of the database,
give the user the possibility to decide whether he really wants this.
For instance, USE="+lafilefixer" might be such an option.