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c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-pms
 Anyway, another dev has also complained that the cheat sheet's wording for these variables would not be clear enough. A new attempt is included below, please review. (If you suggest a new wording, I'd really like it not to exceed 5 lines in the PDF output.) --- a/eapi-cheatsheet.tex +++ b/eapi-cheatsheet.tex @@ -205,9 +205,9 @@ nonetheless. \item[\code{PROPERTIES}] Is mandatory for all package managers now to support interactive installs. \item[\code{REPLACING\_VERSIONS}, \code{REPLACED\_BY\_VERSION}] - For corner cases in upgrade paths those variables can be defined - in \code{pkg\_*} functions to define a package version that is - replaced by or is the replacement for the current one. + These variables, valid in \code{pkg\_*}, contain a list of all + versions (\code{PVR}) of this package that we are replacing, and + the version that is replacing the current one, respectively. See \featureref{replace-version-vars}. \item[\code{MERGE\_TYPE}] This variable contains one of three possible values to allow checks if it is normal merge with