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On 12/28/2011 05:12 AM, Francesco Riosa wrote:
> Disclaimer: this is just one idea that come at lunch, and sharing (in
> a short pause before my demanding daughter request me) here to not
> forget in the next busy days.
> Seem to me that append a time slice to the function, in the name or as
> a parent function that call the underling function can solve most of
> the versioning/deprecation problems
> how could it work:
> 1) package manager record the time it start an emerge "transaction",
> and share it via the environment with ebuilds and eclasses. The time
> could be faked by an argument via command line too.
> 2) the bash functions which are "versioned" this way chose the right one
> 3) package manager save the build time in the binpkg and in /var/db
> for unmergin and other purposes
You're idea is irrelevant for binary packages and unmerge of installed
packages, since they make use of environment.bz2 which contains a
snapshot of the eclass functions / environment from build time.