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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: Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:22:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue by Ciaran McCreesh
On 06/06/2012 10:16 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:48:26 +0200 > Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote: >> That looks nice, only two notes: >> - Looks like would be more sense on distinguish between "SLOT" and >> ABI_SLOT, for example: >> * dbus-glib would rdepend on glib:2 >> * if glib:2 abi changes, we would pull a ABI_SLOT="2.32" >> inside glib-2 ebuild >> * dbus-glib rdepending on glib:=2 would get rebuilt >> If we would use "SLOT" for all the cases, how would we handle it? I >> mean, glib slot would be bumped to "2.32" and dbus-glib ebuilds >> updated to rdepend on every new slot? Or would package managers >> distinct between "versions" inside the same SLOT variable? > > You'd have a slot per ABI, and be encouraged to allow multiple versions > of glib to be installed in parallel. If you really couldn't do that > (and you should think very carefully before saying you can't, since > this directly affects users in a huge way), you can make the slots > block each other.
It seems like you're trying to make glib fit your SLOT operator model, even though it's a natural fit for the ABI_SLOT operator model. -- Thanks, Zac


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Re: [gentoo-dev] About forcing rebuilds of other packages issue Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>