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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:00:38 +0200
On 09/20/11 15:09, Pacho Ramos wrote:
 > > What do you guys think?
> I haven't ever tried it but, what would occur if that people with really
> updated systems simply unpack an updated stage3 tarball in their / and,
> later, try to update?

Usually things turn ugly - used to be that portage saw that there are 
two glibcs installed and unmerges one (oh crummy, you only had one? 
better reinstall now ...) and other really disturbing side-effects.

Just unpacking a stage3 over a live system is a nice game, but rarely 
has sane results. You'd need to use a VDB-aware tool like qmerge to do 
it cleanly, and then you still don't have a working system (new glibc on 
old kernel, new udev on old kernel, lots of situations where things 
don't work out)


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