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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
1 Given glibc upstream's tentative plans to remove libcrypt [1], I think
2 we should start working out the kinks well in advance. Toolchain has
3 already added a package.use.force-ed "crypt" USE flag to
4 sys-libs/glibc-2.30-r2 [2]. The main alternative out there is libxcrypt,
5 which I have recently bumped and added a package.use.mask-ed "system"
6 USE flag to make it provide the "system" version of
8 To give us time to work out dependencies in advance, I would like to
9 propose a virtual to provide, and we can gradually update
10 all users of libcrypt to {R,}DEPEND on this virtual.
12 Maybe once this is in place and the obvious/common packages are
13 updated, we could request a tinderbox run to flush out what was missed.
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