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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Rephrasing *DEPEND
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:53:41 +0100
On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 09:32:45 +0200
Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> After last discussion on #gentoo-portage, I'm submitting a proposal
> on rephrasing *DEPEND descriptions in the PMS. The idea is to state
> better when and whether these are actually installed.

This isn't right. There's no guarantee at all for pkg_pretend, for

It's also wrong to go by "files installed by the ebuild". Think, for
example, a package which installs nothing but that creates a user.

I also dislike the "rebooted" phrasing for PDEPEND. "Before the package
manager finishes the group of installs" is better.

Ciaran McCreesh
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