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Basically, there are requests to add packages to RDEPEND in virtual/mda
and virtual/mta that are not in the official tree but in sunrise.
On one side, *DEPENDing on a package outside the tree doesn't seem
right. Additionally, keeping track of all the overlays and their
package versions, USE flags and flag changes are potentially too much to
track. We will be making changes to a virtual package without testing
whether it works.
On the other hand, we are making life (unneccesarily?) difficult for
overlay users by not incorporating the requested changes to the official
Comments on how to proceed? Is it OK for a virtual to list a package
which is in an overlay in RDEPEND?
Developer, Gentoo Linux eras <at> gentoo.org