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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:42:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Alex Alexander
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:35:47 +0300
Alex Alexander <wired@g.o> wrote:
> > The package mangler does not know that 1.1-r300 is not a "better" > > version than 1.1-r200, or that 1.2-r200 is not a "better" version > > than 1.1-r300. Indicating packages where this kind of strangeness > > happens allows manglers to know that things that are usually true > > about the relationship between slots and versions no longer hold, > > and that in these specific cases it should consider slots to be > > heavily independent. > > You already have this info, it's called a "slot dependency".
It's not a property of individual packages that happen to depend upon the problematic package. The property holds or not for a package regardless of whether anything depends upon it. -- Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots Alex Alexander <wired@g.o>