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From: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] bash-3.1 stable
Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:28:51
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] bash-3.1 stable by hasufell
1 On 02/04/13 15:25, hasufell wrote:
2 > bash-3.1 seems to break ebuild sourcing and is blocked in most package
3 > managers. So I was wondering how can it still be stable then or even in
4 > the tree? I'd say mask it with a note that this breaks the shit out of
5 > gentoo, no matter what PM you use. Otherwise, just punt it?
6 >
8 you are referring to people who are assuming everything marked stable in
9 portage, is stable, when in reality, only the latest stable is?
11 i've seen bugs like that, mostly closed as invalid by maintainers --
12 "use latest stable"
13 some maintainers have removed older copies, some have reverted older
14 copies to ~arch
16 imho, going over the tree and marking older stable copies of packages
17 back to ~arch is just too much work
18 and we should stick to the "latest stable is the stable" mantra
19 (i'm not sure if this is even documented anywhere? and propably should
20 not be? keep it as maintainer specific decision like it's now?)


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Re: [gentoo-dev] bash-3.1 stable Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>