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From: Patrick McLean <chutzpah@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] rfc: virtual/libcrypt for libcrypt.so implementation
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:52:34
Message-Id: 20191107115219.4a48c620@patrickm.gaikai.org
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 libcrypt.so.

To give us time to work out dependencies in advance, I would like to
propose a virtual to provide libcrypt.so, 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.


[1] https://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=blob;f=NEWS;h=50479f17c9a3a5ef074dafa3f23aca954b82bd6a;hb=HEAD#l768
[2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/699422

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libcrypt-0.ebuild application/octet-stream

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