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From: Georgi Georgiev <chutz@...>
Subject: Re: Mozilla: Firebird-bin & Firebird-cvs
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 20:01:10 +0900
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 10:56:48AM +0100, Alastair 'liquidx' Tse wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-05-19 at 06:38, Chris PeBenito wrote:
> > etc.  I don't know which one would be chosen if you type "emerge
> > firebird". 
> 
> That is one of the reasons why net-www/firebird would be a bad choice.
> Currently, it is ambigious which one would be chosen.

Well, bad choice or not - there is plenty of ambiguity in the portage tree
already.

chutz@tank / $ cd /usr/portage
chutz@tank portage $ for i in *-*/*; do echo *-*/`basename $i`; done | grep \  | wc -l
     88

(most of these are from app-emacs and app-xemacs, but there are a bunch of
others, too)

This might even teach users to always use "emerge -p" before emerging anything
and also people might get in the habbit of using the complete package name. A
nice enhancement of portage would be to refuse operation on any ambiguous
packages. (this is off-topic, but I think it's worth mentioning)

Personally I'd vote for a "mozilla-browser" if there were a poll.

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