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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:20:43 +0200
>>>>> On Sat, 23 Jul 2011, Stratos Psomadakis wrote:

> On 07/23/2011 07:09 PM, Krzysztof Pawlik wrote:
>> Currently virtual/linux-sources-2.6 depends on sys-kernel/foo-2.6*,
>> should we create virtual/linux-sources-3.0 (and start fixing
>> ebuilds depending on =virtual/linux-sources-2.6) or just change
>> virtual/linux-sources-2.6 to depend on >=2.6 ? Opinions?

Currently version 3.0 is only available with vanilla-sources and
gentoo-sources. Therefore the problem is that virtual/linux-sources-3
would pull in one of these even for users of other *-sources (e.g.

On the other hand, allowing versions 3.* as dependency of
virtual/linux-sources-2.6 might be confusing.

Therefore, my suggestion would be as follows:
1. Temporarily change the dependency in virtual/linux-sources-2.6
   to >=2.6 in order to resolve the current issues with dependencies.
2. Later, when most of *-sources are available in version 3.*, revert
   linux-sources-2.6 to the current dependency and create
   virtual/linux-sources-3. (I think the version should be just 3 and
   not 3.0, unless you want a virtual for 3.0, 3.1, etc.)

Or, a completely different approach: Drop the versioning of the
virtual altogether and have only virtual/linux-sources-0. (This might
cause some minor problems for users of 2.4 profiles, but I'd guess
that the remaining users are experienced enough to handle that.)

> CC'ed maintainers / herd.



Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Peter Volkov
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Mike Pagano
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Stratos Psomadakis
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Krzysztof Pawlik
-- Krzysztof Pawlik
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Stratos Psomadakis
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