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On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:35:47 +0300
Alex Alexander <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The package mangler does not know that 1.1-r300 is not a "better"
> > version than 1.1-r200, or that 1.2-r200 is not a "better" version
> > than 1.1-r300. Indicating packages where this kind of strangeness
> > happens allows manglers to know that things that are usually true
> > about the relationship between slots and versions no longer hold,
> > and that in these specific cases it should consider slots to be
> > heavily independent.
> You already have this info, it's called a "slot dependency".
It's not a property of individual packages that happen to depend upon
the problematic package. The property holds or not for a package
regardless of whether anything depends upon it.