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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
Subject: Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:13:42 +0200
El mié, 06-06-2012 a las 14:59 -0700, Brian Harring escribió:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 07:18:01PM -0700, Zac Medico wrote:
> > On 06/05/2012 05:51 PM, Michael Weber wrote:
> > > Is there any chance to detect this ZLIB_VERSION problem with
> > > revdep-rebuild (worst case: add a list of possibly broken packages
> > > with tests)?
> > 
> > I'd suggest a special ebuild phase to check for ABI changes, like the
> > pre_pkg_preinst_abi_check phase suggested here:
> > 
> >   https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=192319#c20
> 
> Same thing I said in '07; I don't have a problem w/ hooks for ebuilds 
> to specify additional QA checks, but this *cannot* be the user's end 
> solution- it needs to be purely for making it easier for devs to spot 
> their screwups.  In other words, revdep-rebuild shouldn't be involved; 
> this should spot/complain that zlib (for example) changed abi w/out a 
> matching metadata setting/whatever, rather than having checks done in 
> the consumers.
> 
> Using this for anything other than a QA check of the originating 
> package, basically has an end result of us going towards a 
> non-deterministic resolution model- which is a clusterfuck, frankly. 
> 
> ~harring
> 
> 

Personally, my intention was exactly that: use that check to allow devs
to detect the problem and commit a proper ebuild (this test could even
be fatal to really enforce developers to not miss it)
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[gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
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