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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] wxGTK {up|down}grade loop
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 20:01:21
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] wxGTK {up|down}grade loop by Andrew Gaffney
1 > I've seen this kind of thing a few times before, most notably with avifile
2 > and drip. In this case, there is an update available for wxGTK, so portage
3 > upgrades it. Unfortunately, there is some program installed that requires
4 > on a version of wxGTK <=2.4.0, so portage downgrades it to not break the
5 > other program. I consider this behavior a portage bug, but as far as I
6 > know, there is currently no easy way to prevent this from happening.
8 To fix this problem we need a dependency checker that works with the whole
9 installed tree, and validates it. We currently don't have such a checker and
10 the current checker cannot be adapted to do that either. The problem is that
11 it is very hard to make a checker to do forward and backward dependency
12 checking and still being efficient.
14 We are working on this, and it is certainly high on our list of desired
15 features, but currently there is not much to fix this.
17 Paul
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20 Paul de Vrieze
21 Gentoo Developer
22 Mail: pauldv@g.o
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Re: [gentoo-dev] wxGTK {up|down}grade loop Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@×××××××××××××××××××.net>