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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
Subject: Re: Bash features
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 16:09:21 +0100

David Leverton <levertond@...>:
> The most sensible interpretation would be to treat the bash version 
> requirement in the same way as an ebuild dependency.  If an ebuild
> says 
> >=app-shells/bash-3.2 (it should be >= here, not =*, because ebuilds
> >need to 
> work with bash 4 too, but the principle is the same), then it means
> the ebuild is expected to work with /any/ version that matches the
> dependency. The only difference is that we have a spec that defines
> the "dependency" which ebuilds are supposed to respect, as opposed to
> documenting the requirements of a package that someone already wrote.

 We can leave the spec as it is, in the end it was a bug fix which
resulted in the behaviour we wanted to specify.


Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project
<URL:>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode

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