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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
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 22:09:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [gentoo-portage-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Brian Harring
On 06/06/2012 02:59 PM, Brian Harring wrote:
> 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.
Yeah, I'm sure we can all agree that we would like the dependency resolver to be able to predict/display all of the rebuilds that will need to occur, before any building starts. -- Thanks, Zac