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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The fun of being a PDEPEND
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:31:46
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] The fun of being a PDEPEND by Fabio Erculiani
1 On 08/10/2011 02:14 PM, Fabio Erculiani wrote:
2 > The problem here is that Portage enforces the same rule by trying to
3 > schedule the PDEPEND "as soon as possible"
5 This behavior was introduced in order to solve bug 180045 [1].
7 We can accomplish similar results to the ASAP ("as soon as possible")
8 behavior in cases like this, if we create a virtual/meta-package that
9 pulls in the circularly dependent packages. We also havo to update the
10 reverse dependencies to refer to the virtual/meta-package.
12 So, the ASAP behavior is really just a convenience so that ebuild
13 maintainers don't have to go to the trouble of creating a virtual and
14 updating all the reverse dependencies.
16 [1]
17 --
18 Thanks,
19 Zac


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Re: [gentoo-dev] The fun of being a PDEPEND Fabio Erculiani <lxnay@g.o>