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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:27:03 +0300
Alex Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM, Ciaran McCreesh
> <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:14:32 +0300
> > Alex Alexander <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> If it is a package without reverse dependencies, updating to the
> >> most recent slot and/or version should be expected unless the user
> >> has the slot defined in the world file.
> > That's the part that no longer holds. The package mangler now needs
> > a way of knowing that for a certain few packages, bringing in new
> > slots when not explicitly required is undesirable.
> Or the PM can notify the user that a new slot has come up and instruct
> them to specify their desired slot in their world file.
But why? The package mangler could automatically do the right thing,
without requiring help from a user who probably doesn't know about all
of this, if only the small number of packages that did funky things
with revisions and slots said so.