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From: "Tiziano Müller" <dev-zero@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: RFC: Forbid using versions in DESCRIPTION
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:07:09
Message-Id: f84pop$6nb$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Forbid using versions in DESCRIPTION by "Petteri Räty"
1 Petteri Räty schrieb:
2 > Currently there are some ebuilds in the tree that use ${PV} in
3 > description which leads to results like:
4 > Description: Documentation (including API Javadocs) for
5 > Java SDK version 1.6.0
6 >
7 > I did see anything in devmanual taking a stance on this issue:
8 >
9 > What do you think about adding a sentence or two saying that you should
10 > not use version numbers in DESCRIPTION? This could even be added to repoman.
12 As far as I understood it, having DESCRIPTION in the ebuild itself
13 (rather than in metadata) means that DESCRIPTION is allowed to change
14 between versions, whether "automatically" by using a version-dependent
15 variable or "manually".
17 I'd therefore only add a note in the devmanual which recommends not to
18 use ${PV} (and ${P}, ...) in the DESCRIPTION.
20 Cheers,
21 Tiziano


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