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From: (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] package.mask
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:43:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] package.mask by Daniel Robbins
1 > The purpose of this design philosophy is to help ensure a working system without
2 > putting unnecessary restraints on the user. Apologies for not explaining this
3 > earlier; I thought you understood the concept behind the packages file. In any
4 > case, I hope you like the design -- personally, I think it's a good approach.
6 Hmm, ok my idea whould mess up the idea of the packages file.
8 Here is an alternative to the package.mask concept. We can start tagging
9 packages in the cvs tree.
10 So by default you whould checkout the latest rc instead of the in
11 development versions. If you want to
12 add a development version to your system you can checkout manually.
13 Instead of using the gentoo version number for tagging we can use
14 "stable" for all packages not in development.
15 This should be sufficient for the beginning, but in the future I think
16 we need to use the version numbers.
17 The past shows that it is a nice idea to have an allways up to date
18 system, but some updates can create lots of
19 unexpectable bugs. To avoid messing up all our users system, we can
20 instead maintain our different releases
21 separate and make only security fixes to them. So you can allways have a
22 secure rc4,rc5 1.0 1.1 ....
24 achim~


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] package.mask Daniel Robbins <drobbins@g.o>