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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@×××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] VDB access
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 01:05:57
Message-Id: 20080205010546.38414ec3@snowcone
1 The following things access VDB by hand:
3 * gnome2-utils.eclass. Will be fixed once a portage with proper
4 env saving goes stable, which isn't too far off. Bug 155993.
6 * net-misc/l7-filter. This can be fixed as soon as portage with proper
7 env saving goes stable.
9 * kde.eclass, for slot_rebuild. This seems like it's a really dumb hack
10 to cater for users who don't know how to use revdep-rebuild (there
11 seems to be a lot of that going around, making elog worthless, but
12 that's a different issue...), and should probably just be removed.
14 * pcmcia.eclass. Supposedly deprecated. Bug 140289.
16 * eutils.eclass. For built_with_use.
18 Of these, only the last appears to be of any use. So how about the
19 following?
21 * Modify built_with_use so that it calls native_built_with_use if such
22 a function exists, and falls back to its own implementation otherwise.
24 * Allow package managers that implement native_built_with_use to sandbox
25 off vdb completely, and ban all ebuild access to vdb.
27 This will let package managers use a format other than VDB. A well
28 designed replacement can shave a minute off cold cache command times.
30 --
31 Ciaran McCreesh
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Subject Author
[gentoo-dev] Re: VDB access Christian Faulhammer <opfer@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] VDB access Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] VDB access "Rémi Cardona" <remi@g.o>