Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Brian Harring <ferringb@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] portageq in global scope == die
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 05:02:31
Message-Id: 20050928045845.GJ30337@nightcrawler
1 Hola all.
3 The short version of it is that there is no good reason to be using
4 has_version/portageq in the global scope; it's slow, it's not allowed,
5 and any attempts to change metadata via it screw up the build plan.
7 It's really a no go... so next version of portage will trigger an
8 immediate die whenever portageq is called in the global scope. Won't
9 be possible to pull it off globally, in other words.
11 The logic for this comes down to the reasons raised above; mainly,
12 it's a snake in the grass for bugs.
14 Those affected by it I've filed bugs against (check your email iow);
15 in the meantime, giving people a heads up on this one.
17 ~harring