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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@...>
Subject: Re: WARNING dev-libs/icu-49.1 is BAD
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 13:51:51 +0100
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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