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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Thoughts about broken package handling
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 07:17:52 +0100
On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:54:43 +1200
Kent Fredric <kentfredric@...> wrote:
> Reminds me of the other awkward behaviour I once hit where a package
> depends on something that is slotted, and mysteriously uses a middle
> version of the things that are slotted, and then breaks with that
> version that it for some mysterious reason found a preference for, and
> upon removing that particular version of the slot, it uses the most
> recent slotted version instead, and then works perfectly.

There was going to be a really simple, elegant, ebuild-controllable and
provably working fix for that in EAPI 4 in the form of := deps, but
they got dropped because Portage couldn't implement it.

Which is strange, because it should have been a ten minute job...

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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