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On Sun, 26 Jun 2011 10:54:44 +0200
Michał Górny <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm highly doubtful that there's any real need for different kinds
> > of repository-provided sets. We especially don't want sets to be
> > code...
> Simple things like getting a list of packages which own a particular
> file (for rebuilds) or grepping a variable are useful to users.
That's something done by sets as provided by the package mangler, not
something done by repository-specified sets.
> For example, the x11 overlay provides a set to rebuild the xorg server
> modules after an update.
That's just a list of package specs. The user then says "only the ones
of these that I have installed" by the way the set is used.