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From: Philip Webb <purslow@...>
Subject: Re: Thoughts about broken package handling
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:30:23 -0400
110626 Stuart Longland wrote re his concept:
> Tool will be written in separate modules to handle:
> - ELF soname change breakage
> - Python module updates
> - Perl module updates
> - other checks that can cause broken packages...
> Each check is run in order,
> generating a list of packages that should be rebuilt.
> Having generated this list, it is then evaluated to sort the candidate
> packages into a suitable order for rebuilding.
> This is then passed to the package manager... three modes for rebuilds:
> - All-in-one-hit rebuild: What the tools presently do now.
> - One-by-one rebuild: For each package in the list, build each one
> individually... useful if Portage coughs up an error otherwise
> - Dump the list: allows people to handle it with their own tools

From a long-time user : +1 .

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