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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH 0/3] elisp{,-common}.eclass update for emacs-vcs consolidation
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 06:57:37
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH 0/3] elisp{,-common}.eclass update for emacs-vcs consolidation by Michael Orlitzky
1 >>>>> On Fri, 20 Dec 2019, Michael Orlitzky wrote:
3 > Portage seems OK with the missing dependency, but for the overall plan
4 > to work, you have to wait a long time before deleting virtual/emacs;
5 > otherwise the upgrade path is broken. With virtual/emacs-26 installed
6 > and "old" copies of the elisp ebuilds installed, you get unsatisfied
7 > dependencies switching from emacs-vcs to a live slot of emacs. Everyone
8 > in that situation must update to virtual/emacs-26-r1, which they can't
9 > do after you delete it.
11 > And of course you can't mask virtual/emacs in the meantime, because that
12 > does kill the PM.
14 I have no plans of masking the virtual. It will be simply removed,
15 presumably after the app-editors/emacs-27.1 release (at which point any
16 emacs-vcs-27.0* will be outdated, and be blocked against by the ebuild).
18 > New revisions would still be the sane solution, now and in the future,
19 > because they don't require investigative journalism to uncover exactly
20 > what might go wrong when we bend the rules /this time/. They also don't
21 > impose a cutoff date after which upgrading users are screwed. You just
22 > automate the revbumps, commit them all at once, and make a pull request
23 > against CI to verify that nothing is too borked.
25 See? You say it yourself, with 400 revbumps there is quite some chance
26 for breakage.
28 Ulrich


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