Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:15:02
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Zac Medico
On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:42:29 -0700
Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote:
> >> It seems like you're trying to make glib fit your SLOT operator > >> model, even though it's a natural fit for the ABI_SLOT operator > >> model. > > > > No, I'm trying to strongly encourage people to make proper use of > > slots to avoid having mass breakages and annoyances on user > > systems, even if it means more work for developers. > > But aren't you also trying to make them deviate from upstreams' > release models?
Only if upstream are cowboys who go out of their way to make it hard to slot things.
> > Broken linkage due to an upgrade really shouldn't happen. > > It's certainly not ideal, but wouldn't it be useful to have the > flexibility to accommodate it? Let's be practical.
Blockers plus SLOT provides that flexibility. -- Ciaran McCreesh


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