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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.
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