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From: Mike Pagano <mpagano@g.o>
Subject: Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:45:10 -0400
On Sunday 24 July 2011 17:20:43 Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> 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.
> hardened).
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Ulrich

Ulrich, thanks for thinking this through. I do like the #1, #2 combo, myself.

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Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
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