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On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 01:47:57AM -0600, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 17:35:18 +1300
> Alistair Bush <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > > We don't do revbumps on masked toolchain packages.
> > >
> > > Why not?
> > Yeah why not? do you inform users of this?
> Users unmasking toolchain packages need to be paying close attention to
> what's going on behind the scenes. They're in the tree for people who
> know what they're doing to test. Even unmasked, toolchain revbumps are
> expensive and we do them only when absolutely necessary.
If you pushed important fixes to gcc, you should revbump it before
If you skip the revbump, I'm sure most users will miss this.
There's virtually no expense to a revbump in this case. You just asked
every user currently using gcc-4.5.1 to rebuild it, isn't a revbump the
best, safest way to do that?
Alex Alexander | wired
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