Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Patrick McLean <chutzpah@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] rfc: virtual/libcrypt for implementation
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:52:34
Given glibc upstream's tentative plans to remove libcrypt [1], I think
we should start working out the kinks well in advance. Toolchain has
already added a package.use.force-ed "crypt" USE flag to
sys-libs/glibc-2.30-r2 [2]. The main alternative out there is libxcrypt,
which I have recently bumped and added a package.use.mask-ed "system"
USE flag to make it provide the "system" version of

To give us time to work out dependencies in advance, I would like to
propose a virtual to provide, and we can gradually update
all users of libcrypt to {R,}DEPEND on this virtual.

Maybe once this is in place and the obvious/common packages are
updated, we could request a tinderbox run to flush out what was missed.



File name MIME type
libcrypt-0.ebuild application/octet-stream