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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2011 15:16:41 +0200
>>>>> On Sun, 24 Jul 2011, Anthony G Basile wrote:

> I like the idea of dropping versioning altogether to avoid the
> problems of upstream changing versioning again --- what happens when
> 4.x comes out? But a quick grep of the tree shows atoms like this:

>     <virtual/linux-sources-2.5

> It may be more than just minor problems.

Coming back to this. The above dependency is only found in the
profiles/uclibc/*/2.4/packages files, where it is always part of the
following group:

    <sys-kernel/linux-headers-2.5
    <sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.5
    <sys-kernel/hardened-sources-2.5
    <sys-kernel/vanilla-sources-2.5
    <virtual/linux-sources-2.5

The dependency on <sys-kernel/*-sources-2.5 should be enough to ensure
that no newer kernel sources are pulled in.

Apart from these profiles, nothing in the tree depends on
linux-sources-2.4 any more. So I'd say that we could drop versioning
of the virtual altogether.

Ulrich


References:
virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Krzysztof Pawlik
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Stratos Psomadakis
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Mike Pagano
Re: virtual/linux-sources-2.6
-- Anthony G. Basile
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