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On Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:36:54 +0200, Daniel Troeder wrote:
> Why can't ebuilds like icu be made like openssl or openldap where the
> libs are not replaced, but old libs stay and a text is displayed to use
> redep-rebuild and afterwards rm the old libs?
They are, the old libs stay around until you emerge @preserved-rebuild...
and then everything breaks.
> That way software doesn't suddenly brake until you reemerge half your
> desktop/servers (only to reemerge everything again the next day, because
> that lib gets suddenly masked).
In an ideal world, broken software wouldn't be released at all, but ~arch
is called testing for a reason and we have now tested icu-49.
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