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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:11:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Pacho Ramos
On 06/07/2012 12:00 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote:
> El jue, 07-06-2012 a las 19:44 +0100, Ciaran McCreesh escribió: >> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:43:54 +0200 >> Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote: >>>> I would prefer, as a workaround, allow reverse deps to RDEPEND on >>>> glib:2.* instead. That way it would cover more cases when more than >>>> two slots are available >>> >>> Well, per: >>>;a=commitdiff;h=f9f7729c047300e1924ad768a49c660e12c2f906;hp=b7750e67b4772c1064543defb7df6a556f09807b >>> >>> looks like "*" usage for SLOTs would be allowed :), or I am >>> misinterpreting it? >> >> It's not a wildcard. >> > > But it looks like a valid usage for cases like glib vs. > dbus-glib/gobject-introspection I have exposed as example, and also > allows us to keep "SLOT" over "ABI_SLOT" (at least for this case, not > sure about others I could be missing now...)
The :* operator doesn't trigger any rebuilds though. Quoting the PMS patch that you linked: * Indicates that any slot value is acceptable. In addition, for runtime dependencies, indicates that the package will not break if the matched package is uninstalled and replaced by a different matching package in a different slot. -- Thanks, Zac