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From: Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:59:51
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Zac Medico
On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 07:18:01PM -0700, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 06/05/2012 05:51 PM, Michael Weber wrote: > > Is there any chance to detect this ZLIB_VERSION problem with > > revdep-rebuild (worst case: add a list of possibly broken packages > > with tests)? > > I'd suggest a special ebuild phase to check for ABI changes, like the > pre_pkg_preinst_abi_check phase suggested here: > >
Same thing I said in '07; I don't have a problem w/ hooks for ebuilds to specify additional QA checks, but this *cannot* be the user's end solution- it needs to be purely for making it easier for devs to spot their screwups. In other words, revdep-rebuild shouldn't be involved; this should spot/complain that zlib (for example) changed abi w/out a matching metadata setting/whatever, rather than having checks done in the consumers. Using this for anything other than a QA check of the originating package, basically has an end result of us going towards a non-deterministic resolution model- which is a clusterfuck, frankly. ~harring