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From: Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:40:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26 by Ciaran McCreesh
1 Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
2 > On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:34:07 +0100
3 > Luca Barbato <lu_zero@g.o> wrote:
4 > I'm still waiting for you to answer this:
5 >
6 >> Be specific. Explain how this works when, say, 0.34.4 is current, you
7 >> have a 0.34.5_live and 0.34.5 comes out.
9 being live working as substitute for 0.34.5_preN (_live) component the
10 appearance of 0.34.5 will be higher than those. If we consider the .live
11 alternative you'd have that is shadowed only by 0.35.x
13 That is pretty much the same you get with -scm, what happens is that in
14 the case of live template you have portage installing 0.34.5_preN with
15 revision informations and adding the template to the "live" set.
17 This way you can either emerge =0.34.5_preN or emerge @live depending on
18 your needs. And you know that what you have installed since the
19 information is available.
21 I replied in the summary but I guess I had been overly implicit =\
23 > and this:
24 >
25 >> How do I track an upstream who has a 0.34 branch (which is equal to or
26 >> ahead of the most recent 0.34.x release), a 0.36 branch (which is
27 >> equal to or ahead of the most recent 0.36.x release) and a master
28 >> branch (which is ahead of any release) using the live property?
30 the live property doesn't tell much about versioning
31 so you could use 9999 as the "x" version component or .live or -scm,
32 the live property just makes portage aware that the sources are live.
34 This situation is one in those pkg-scm and work better, but
35 just for one branch.
37 As you said you could address the problem using useflags, so you could
38 by extension you can use the same way to address the single case in
39 proposals not supporting the tip of a single non version branch as well:
41 have the all the ebuilds in a package having IUSE=-live that if enabled
42 triggers the live property and changes the src_uri to the live branch
43 you desire.
45 Not exactly the nicest thing but having portage highlighting the case of
46 live ebuilds on -p would maybe partially address it.
48 Again it had been answered in the summary anyway.
50 lu
52 --
54 Luca Barbato
55 Gentoo Council Member
56 Gentoo/linux Gentoo/PPC


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo Council Reminder for February 26 Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>