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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC about another *DEPEND variable
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 07:54:09 -0700
Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Thursday 21 September 2006 10:14, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
>> Not adding it into the ebuild means that it's impossible to show in
>> advance what packages will actually be installed, because you don't know
>> whether the sover will bump.
> 
> sometimes you dont know as the ABI bump may be arch or feature specific ... 
> pathological case i agree ;)
> 
> you would certainly know between the time you merge the new one and unmerge 
> the old one though ... but now we tread into the territory of "portage should 
> not unmerge ABI libraries until all consumers have been destroyed" which is 
> better than the current craptastic situation of "you gotta revdep-rebuild 
> after the fact with a broken system"

Yes, I agree with you. For example, take expat. The maintainers have 
refused to allow both versions to exist simultaneously on a system 
because it apparently causes more breakage than just breaking every app 
on your system by removing .so.0.

Thanks,
Donnie
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