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From: Seemant Kulleen <seemant@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Posting to gentoo-dev
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:37:40
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Posting to gentoo-dev by Jason Stubbs
1 Hi Jason,
3 Please please do continue posting to the list. That's what it's for :)
4 As for the unresolved issues -- the glibc/gcc one you should probably
5 open a bug about it at
7 The metadata one is best answered by carpaski who is currently (as of
8 last night) 400 emails behind on this list, due to mail server issues
9 that he's had. As for the uninstalling one -- that's also a portage
10 issue. I might suggest coming to into the
11 #gentoo-portage irc channel to discuss that kinda thing. The clobbering
12 issue is something that needs to be addressed, and will be in a future
13 iteration of portage, to be sure.
15 Essentially, I think the idea is to *before* merging into the live
16 filesystem, check that a file is not duplicate; if it is, back it up
17 into a tarball and store that. That way when the new package is
18 unmerged, leaving the old package only, then the previously stored stuff
19 can be restored. Dunno if that makes sense or no. In many cases like
20 su, and ping and stuff like that, a decision is usually made after some
21 developer discussion to just axe it out from one of the packages,
22 because the other one has a superior implementation.
24 Hope that helps, and sorry if you felt lost in the flotsam and jetsam of
25 the list. It's honestly nothing personal, it's just the high traffic
26 that -dev generates these days. And of course, you're always welcome to
27 chat with developers and users in a more real time sense on the irc
28 network.
30 Good luck,
32 --
33 Seemant Kulleen
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