El vie, 25-09-2009 a las 15:35 +0200, Justin escribió:
> Nikos Chantziaras schrieb:
> > On 09/24/2009 11:38 PM, Justin wrote:
> >> Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> >>> I seem to have some fundamental "flaw" in portage. It seems I am not
> >>> able to write an ebuild that will in effect be able to replace another
> >>> one but with a different name.
> >>> With RPMs, no matter how the RPM is named, it has "provides" data in it.
> >>> Is there some similar mechanism in portage? It seems to me that if
> >>> the
> >>> name of an ebuild is changed, then *all* ebuilds depending on it will
> >>> have to change too. That looks like a PITA to me if it's true.
> >>> For example, if I have an overlay that provides alternative/altered
> >>> packages of already existing ones in the portage tree, they will "clash"
> >>> with portage. Let's assume that my overlay provides an ebuild called
> >>> "foo-alt" which is a variation of a package in portage called "foo", but
> >>> is totally compatible with it. What I'm looking for is being able to
> >>> emerge "foo-alt", but have the ebuild state clearly that it provides the
> >>> "foo" dependency, so ebuilds depending on "foo" will be satisfied if
> >>> "foo-alt" is installed but "foo" isn't.
> >>> Possible?
> >> Thats's what virtuals are good for. As an example see virtual/jre.
> >> But in principle you are right. renaming a package is a headache and
> >> should really be avoided.
> > I'm not sure how I can use virtuals to provide an alternative but
> > completely compatible package. I'll give a straight example:
> > In my overlay, there's "x11-libs/qt-opengl-alt". It is a variation of
> > qt-opengl, providing and *replacing* all files in it. However, if I
> > unmerge qt-opengl and install qt-opengl-alt instead, even though the
> > installed packages depending on qt-opengl work perfectly fine with it
> > (it's fully compatible), an "emerge -uDN world" will try to pull
> > qt-opengl back in because it thinks it's missing (and this will of
> > course result in a file collision since qt-opengl-alt is also installed,
> > providing the same files).
> > Changing the category also doesn't help ("x11-libs-alt/qt-opengl" for
> > example).
> > So virtuals don't seem to have anything to do with with my problem.
> > What's missing is something like RPM's "provides" (so the qt-opengl-alt
> > ebuild would be able to say "I provide the qt-opengl package.) From
> > your answer, I take it that portage doesn't offer anything like this and
> > the ebuild's name is hardcoded to be the package it provides :P
> Thats right, the only thing what you can do, is naming your ebuild
> x11-libs/qt-opengl as well and give it higher version number as the one
> in the tree.
Why don't just use revision numbers? that's what I've always done...