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From: Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <chithanh@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in net-im/qutecom: metadata.xml ChangeLog qutecom-2.2_p20110210.ebuild
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 23:37:18 +0200
Samuli Suominen schrieb:

>> And again, downgrade of dependencies it is not against any rule which
>> would justify mask and removal.
>>
>> Another example from the X.org packages, installing the proprietary
>> ATI/NVidia drivers will cause downgrades for xorg-server on ~arch
>> systems. Nobody in his right mind is proposing to treeclean them because
>> of this.
>>
> 
> The new xorg-servers could get package.masked until these major drivers
> are available.
> Albeit, I'm not intrested in pursuing this since with separate
> xorg-server package, it's the drivers that need rebuilding against it,
> and the VIDEO_CARDS="" setting is keeping it in certain version until
> the VIDEO_CARDS="" setting is satisfied.
> 
> Poor example to make a case.

VIDEO_CARDS is just for user convenience. run "emerge nvidia-drivers" on
any system with xorg-server-1.11 installed and it will downgrade, no
matter what VIDEO_CARDS is set to.

> The intresting part of that document is "You should also not cause an
> unnecessary downgrade for any "~arch" when ..." which also applies to
> setting dependencies just as well.

The downgrade is necessary to avoid user-visible breakage.
And the wording clearly does only apply to package removals.


Best regards,
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn


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Re: Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in net-im/qutecom: metadata.xml ChangeLog qutecom-2.2_p20110210.ebuild
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-- Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn
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-- Mike Frysinger
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