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From: Eray Aslan <eras@g.o>
Subject: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:05:48 +0300
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=364445
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=364401

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
tree.

Comments on how to proceed?  Is it OK for a virtual to list a package
which is in an overlay in RDEPEND?

-- 
Eray Aslan
Developer, Gentoo Linux       eras <at> gentoo.org


Replies:
Re: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
-- Diego Elio Pettenò
Re: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
-- William Hubbs
Re: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
-- Zac Medico
reconciling new-style virtuals with overlays, was: RDEPENDing on packages from overlays?
-- Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn
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