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From: Elfyn McBratney <beu@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Moving the updated apache and associated ebuilds back into package.mask
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 05:56:32
Message-Id: 200504160656.43452@zippy.emcb.local
Hi Folks,

As I'm sure many of you will know, the updated apache and associated ebuilds 
(so-called apache refresh) have caused a number of problems since coming out 
of package.mask and going into testing.  As a result, we have a number of 
packages that simply do not function with the updated apache ebuilds, 
rendering testing (on the apache side of things) broken.

Currently, we have at least two (possibly three) weeks worth of work to do 
before we can mark things stable, so these breakages will likely exist until 

A number of people have suggested putting these updated ebuilds back into 
package.mask, or lessening the impact of the upgrade from current stable 
apache to the new ~arch apache.  So, I would like to solicit advice from the 
developer community as to how we can rectify this.

The way I see it, we have three options:
 - package.mask (downgrades for those early adopters)
 - keep the same layout (/etc/apache2/conf, etc.) and wait until 2.2 is out to
   change it
 - have the newer apache ebuilds migrate from old-style to new-style config
   (very hard to do, but possible)

Personally, I'm for package.masking, heh.  Let the flames commence.


Elfyn McBratney                           

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