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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: Rephrasing *DEPEND
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:52:46 +0200
On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:53:41 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...> wrote:

> 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
> example.

True. How about pkg_setup()? Shall we assume RDEPEND are there or rely
on @system only?

> 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'm not sure how RDEPEND could be useful for such a package.

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

Ok, I dislike it either. Maybe 'a batch of installs'?

Best regards,
Michał Górny
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