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Luca Barbato wrote:
> Alin Nastac wrote:
>> I reckon this could be solved by yet another *DEPEND variable. The only
>> atoms accepted by this variable would be "CATEGORY/PN". Every time when
>> a package gets updated from PV1 to PV2 (distinct versions, revisions
>> will not count), portage will automatically re-emerge those packages
>> that depend on it.
> It would require revdep resolution on emerge... how painful would be?
I don't know anything about portage intricacies, but I guess it would be
fairly easy to have a map of CATEGORY1/PN1 -> CATEGORY2/PN2 key-values,
where package 2 depends on package 1 (package 2 is the one that defines
the xxxDEPEND variable). In order to add such (key, value) in the map
the following assumptions must be satisfied:
- package 2 must be installed (mandatory)
- package 1 must be a direct or indirect RDEPEND dependency of the
package 2 (optional).