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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:48:37 -0700
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:14 AM, Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o> wrote:
> On Sep 20, 2011 1:05 PM, "Patrick Lauer" <patrick@g.o> wrote:
>> Good idea, but won't work retroactively out of the box. So you'd need a
>> helper script to figure out your current state (using portage version and
>> tree snapshot maybe), then prepare the environment to upgrade
>> (and how do you handle the "common" case of python 2.5 only which doesn't
>> allow newest portage anyway?)
>>
>
> Does it really need to be automated?  Why not just have a big howto that we
> append to whenever we break @system upgrades?  The top would have a table
> telling you where to start based on portage version or whatever.
>
> The howto would contain links to portage and bindist snapshots (just what
> you need to upgrade - maybe binary pkgs, maybe not).  Then it would have a
> list of steps to follow.
>
> If you are three years out of date it would be a long journey, but it should
> work. I don't think we need to make it a trivial upgrade, just a workable
> one.

Why should we put effort into supporting people running a system based
off of a three year old tree?

>
> And as far as extracting stage3s go - I've done it before in a pinch, but I
> usually pick and choose individual files to keep it under control...
>
> Rich


Replies:
Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
-- Michał Górny
References:
RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
-- Alex Alexander
Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
-- Zac Medico
Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
-- Patrick Lauer
Re: RFC: Making backwards-incompatible tree changes | a solution for GLEP 55's problem
-- Rich Freeman
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