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>>>>> On Fri, 18 Sep 2009, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> No, the change can't be made without breaking the upgrade path. Users
> who have an old EAPI 0 system with bash 3.0 installed need to be able
> to upgrade it, and they can't do that if they can't source ebuilds. The
> impact of the change you're suggesting has to be considered, and it's
> not a simple decision to make.
Some relative timing of events may be interesting here:
12 May 2007 bash-3.2_p15 stable on major architectures.
19 Aug 2008 python-2.3.6-r6 removed, which was the last ebuild
of Python with EAPI 0.
So the upgrade path for EAPI 0 systems is broken anyway, for a
And if we stay at bash-3.0, then we should probably add its ebuild to
the tree again, in order to ease compatibility testing. It was removed
half a year ago.