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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:37:11 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:36:14 +0200
> Marien Zwart <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On za, 2012-06-23 at 17:08 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > > > Is it that Paludis installs a newer SLOT even if a reverse
> > > dependency
> > > > explicitly requests another SLOT? Sounds like a bug to me.
> > >
> > > No, it's that if a user requests a "complete" resolution, Paludis
> > > installs the newest version of things that it can. Extensive
> > > consultation with users has shown that this is a good behaviour,
> > > except
> > > in the small number of situations that have recently arisen where
> > > people are doing weird things with versions and slots.
> > It surprises me that this behavior is normally desirable for
> > packages where all dependencies (including any in the world set or
> > the like) are slotted.
> Think || ( a:3 a:2 ).
So now that you've stated the problem, maybe it's a good time to find
a proper solution for it.