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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
Subject: Re: Re: EAPI 5
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 09:38:41 +0100
On Tue, 1 May 2012 01:02:48 +0200
"Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o> wrote:
> > Can you enumerate every possible way the files will be used, both in
> > terms of syntax and intended effect? 
> 
> In the same way as package.use.mask and package.use.force.
> 
> > Can you provide assurances that it
> > can't also be (ab)used to do other things not on your list?
> 
> Which list?

The "In the same way as package.use.mask and package.use.force." one.

> Of course someone will come up with other creative ideas how to
> (ab)use it

That's a problem. We need to make sure that that can't happen.

> > Can you demonstrate that introducing this in an EAPI won't require
> > upping profile EAPIs, 
> 
> No. Teach me, please.

I don't think it's doable...

> > and that users whose package mangler doesn't do
> > EAPI 5 won't run into problems with it?
> 
> Well. PMS describes the files in a profile directory. If 
> * we introduce a new file via PMS that was not in there before, 
> * and another package manager accesses that file but expects
> different information there not corresponding to our new definition, 
> that package manager should be considered broken because it is not
> adhering to previous PMS revisions. So?

What happens if a user uses an EAPI 4 ebuild with an EAPI 4 package
manager when the ebuild in question would be hit by your new files,
which the package manager doesn't know about yet?

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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