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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:16:03 -0700
On 06/08/2012 01:38 AM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 12:33 -0700, Zac Medico escribió:
>> On 06/07/2012 12:24 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
>>> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 12:09 -0700, Zac Medico escribió:
>>>> On 06/07/2012 12:00 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
>>>>> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 19:44 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh escribió:
>>>>>> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:43:54 +0200
>>>>>> Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I would prefer, as a workaround, allow reverse deps to RDEPEND on
>>>>>>>> glib:2.* instead. That way it would cover more cases when more than
>>>>>>>> two slots are available
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Well, per:
>>>>>>> http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/pms.git;a=commitdiff;h=f9f7729c047300e1924ad768a49c660e12c2f906;hp=b7750e67b4772c1064543defb7df6a556f09807b
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> looks like "*" usage for SLOTs would be allowed :), or I am
>>>>>>> misinterpreting it?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> It's not a wildcard.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> But it looks like a valid usage for cases like glib vs.
>>>>> dbus-glib/gobject-introspection I have exposed as example, and also
>>>>> allows us to keep "SLOT" over "ABI_SLOT" (at least for this case, not
>>>>> sure about others I could be missing now...)
>>>>
>>>> The :* operator doesn't trigger any rebuilds though. Quoting the PMS
>>>> patch that you linked:
>>>>
>>>> * Indicates that any slot value is acceptable. In addition, for runtime
>>>> dependencies, indicates that the package will not break if the matched
>>>> package is uninstalled and replaced by a different matching package in a
>>>> different slot.
>>>
>>> I mean, use it in conjunction with ":=", one for rebuild and other to
>>> indicate any 2.x SLOT fits the "normal" RDEPEND (to not need to
>>> periodically update RDEPENDs or need to go back from :SLOT depends to
>>> old =category/package-version-* ways)
>>>
>>> Allowing that, we wouldn't need ABI_SLOT (at least to prevent this issue
>>> that arises with using only SLOTs for this)
>>
>> What you're talking about here is more similar to ABI_SLOT operator deps
>> than what was originally intended for SLOT operator deps. In other
>> words, anyone who is opposed to ABI_SLOT operator deps is likely to also
>> be opposed to your proposal.
> 
> Oh :(, and what is the reason to want to prevent this behavior? Looks
> much simpler to me than needing to use ranges for dependencies or
> needing to create "compat" packages to hide the problem :|

It's close enough to ABI_SLOT that it would make more sense just to use
ABI_SLOT because it's more flexible.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac



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-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
-- Ciaran McCreesh
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