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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: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:42:54
Message-Id: 4FE6625A.1040309@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Zac Medico
On 06/10/2012 11:18 AM, Zac Medico wrote:
> On 06/10/2012 05:25 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: >> On Sat, 09 Jun 2012 13:55:53 -0700 >> Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o> wrote: >>> A dependency atom will have optional SLOT and ABI_SLOT parts. Using >>> the dbus-glib depedency on glib:2 as an example [1], the dbus-glib >>> dependency will be expressed with an atom such as dev-libs/glib:2:= >>> and the package manager will translate that atom to >>> dev-libs/glib:2:=2.32 at build time. So, ':' is always used to >>> distinguish SLOT deps, and ':=' is always used to distinguish >>> ABI_SLOT deps. Is that syntax good? >> >> Here's a nicer syntax: no ABI_SLOT variable, and SLOT="2/2.32". Then you >> can do explicit :2/2.32 dependencies if you like, or :2 (which would >> match SLOT="2" or SLOT="2/anything"), or :2= (which gets rewritten >> to :2/2.32=) or :2*. If an ebuild does SLOT="2", it's treated as 2/2. > > Yes, I prefer your syntax.
In portage-2.1.11.1 and 2.2.0_alpha112 I’ve added support for EAPI “4-slot-abi”: http://blogs.gentoo.org/zmedico/2012/06/23/automatic-rebuilds-with-experimental-eapi-4-slot-abi/ -- Thanks, Zac

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Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue Ian Stakenvicius <axs@g.o>