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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] Bash features
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 16:03:24
Message-Id: 20100110160921.1ce7e907@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] Bash features by David Leverton
Hi,

David Leverton <levertond@××××××××××.com>:
> The most sensible interpretation would be to treat the bash version > requirement in the same way as an ebuild dependency. If an ebuild > says > >=app-shells/bash-3.2 (it should be >= here, not =*, because ebuilds > >need to > work with bash 4 too, but the principle is the same), then it means > the ebuild is expected to work with /any/ version that matches the > dependency. The only difference is that we have a spec that defines > the "dependency" which ebuilds are supposed to respect, as opposed to > documenting the requirements of a package that someone already wrote.
We can leave the spec as it is, in the end it was a bug fix which resulted in the behaviour we wanted to specify. V-Li -- Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project <URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode <URL:http://gentoo.faulhammer.org/>

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