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On 02/24/2010 10:49 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:06:37 -0800
> Zac Medico <email@example.com> wrote:
>> There was a bug in <sys-apps/portage-2.1.7 (fixed in svn r14281)
>> which prevented propagation of USE deps in virtuals. If you set
>> EAPI=3 in the ebuilds then that will ensure that users will not
>> encounter the bug.
> Wait, what? If you mean old-style virtuals, the position has always
> been that it's illegal to dep upon them in any way other than a simple
> virtual/foo with no operators. If you mean new-style virtuals, then
> they should be taking care of propagating any relevant use dependencies
The portage bug that I referred to was with new-style virtuals. It
was due to complications in the code related to this bug:
Due to that code, with <sys-apps/portage-2.1.7 you could get some
strange results with USE deps inside new-style virtuals. Nobody ever
reported a bug though, so maybe it's not very noticeable.