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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:51:01 +0200
Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I think you should start by describing the problem so we all could
> understand it, and then we can start thinking about a solution.
It's simple: abusing versions and slots invalidates what is otherwise
sensible logic. Thus in the long term we need to stop abusing versions
and slots, and in the short term a mechanism is needed to indicate
where this abuse happens. This is the short term fix.
> 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.