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From: Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>
To: Francesco Riosa <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] multislot mysql
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 13:08:38
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] multislot mysql by Francesco Riosa
1 Honestly, I don't see why is this needed. It works the same way like apache
2 slots or php slots or whatever other slots. If users emerge an ebuild
3 explicitely, they get the highest version available, if they want something
4 else, they can do
6 "echo >=dev-db/mysql-5*" >> /etc/portage/package.mask"
8 That's exactly the same amount of user intervention required as if they
9 should enable multislot use flag in package.keywords instead (considering
10 that users definitely don't want to enable such flag globally for things
11 like binutils or gcc). Also, the current behaviour doen not take away the
12 possibility for other ebuilds to depend on a specific slotted mysql version,
13 e.g. if something doesn't work with 5.x but works just fine with 4.1. That
14 won't be possible once multislot use flag is required for slotted install.
17 --
18 Best regards,
20 Jakub Moc
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