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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:49:48 -0700
On 06/05/2012 10:31 PM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:07:40 -0700
> Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
>> The "SLOT operator" dependencies that Ciaran has been advocating are
>> very close to a good solution. However, if we want it to work with
>> unslotted packages, then we need to introduce a separate ABI_SLOT
>> variable as discussed here:
>>
>>   https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192319#c18
>>
>> It's really no more difficult to do than "SLOT operator" dependencies,
>> it's more flexible, and we can do it in EAPI 5.
> 
> I still don't get what problem you're trying to solve with that. 

Well, I guess it's easy enough to use blockers to handle cases where two
SLOTs can't be installed simultaneously.

> SLOT
> operator dependencies are known to work for the problem, and have
> received extensive testing both on Gentoo (with the old KDE packages)
> and elsewhere. Why not just go with those plus blockers initially, and
> then add in ABI_SLOT only if it turns out that developers really can't
> handle using SLOT correctly?

Sounds good, especially considering the possibility of using blockers as
mentioned.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac


References:
[gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Aaron W. Swenson
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Zac Medico
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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