Danny van Dyk wrote:
> Am Samstag, 30. September 2006 19:02 schrieb Jakub Moc:
>> Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> seriously jakub, stop responding ... you have nothing technical to
>>> offer to the issue at hand
>>> let the people who work on portage handle it
>> Eh, the whole technical point here is that paludis behaviour differs
>> from portage (and differs from pkgcore, FWIW).
> This has little to do with why this change to the devmanual has been
>> So, hiding the inconsistency via altering the profiles doesn't change
>> anything. Plus, the point of the bug's flame fest was that bugzilla
>> is not a proper place to request such behaviour changes, and
>> definitely not a reason for QA to mess with the profiles. Sticking
>> the stuff in package.mask won't make the inconsistent behaviour
>> vanish in any way, it will just hide it.
> It is not a behaviour change imho. The "packages" file changed
> its meaning subtly after introducing cascading profiles.
> As ciaranm already pointed out: It is not meant to mask "<"-like
> versions anymore. It's meant to
> - Describe the system package set
> - Define which versions are _at least_ needed for a profile.
>> So, I'd kinda appreciate if concerned folks (including portage and
>> relevant affected arches) were involved in this discussion, instead
>> of sneaking the changes in under QA disguise.
> Release engineering arch coordinators, which happen to be the people who
> maintain the profiles below default-linux/ for their relevant arches,
> have been CCed and Chris already stated that he forgot/didn't realize
> to fix this problem for no-nptl/2.4's package.mask.
> Jakub: Please reevaluate the behaviour you showed on both the bug and
> this mailing list. I for one don't consider it anywhere near
> appropriate. This shall be no offense, just a comment in regard that
> you can do better.
thanks for trying, but past reference showed that he likes to talk like
a chicken who's head has been chopped of.
This whole discussion made most of the people forget what it was about...
good on ya jakub...
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