List Archive: gentoo-pms
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On Tue, 1 May 2012 11:01:57 +0200
"Andreas K. Huettel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am Dienstag 01 Mai 2012, 10:38:41 schrieb Ciaran McCreesh:
> > > 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?
> Err, nothing? The useflags remain available and switchable as before,
> no difference regarding useflags between stable / not stable?
What is the impact of this, then? Does it mean users will start to see
lots of "masked" errors that they should not be seeing?