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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 14:15:05
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots by Mike Gilbert
On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:06:58 -0400
Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
> > I don't quite understand why this would be necessary. > > > > Would "funky-slots" just be used in situations where ebuilds with > > the same PV but different PVR have different slots? > > > > Taking the gtk2/gtk3 example, I think the -r200/-r300 thing is only > > used in libraries; applications use slot deps to select which one > > they need. Paludis should not remove the -r200 version if it is > > still referenced in the depgraph, correct? > > Or maybe you are saying that Paludis will not automatically install a > new slot for a package that is already installed, even when referenced > by a slot dep?
The 'standard' behaviour (which can be changed by the user) for Paludis when doing "complete" resolutions is that whenever there's a slot of something installed, it will try to bring in the newest version of that package, even if it's in a different slot. This is generally a good thing, since newer versions are supposed to be better than older versions. The problem is that now "newer" versions are being used to mean "with a different Ruby implementation" or "built in a different way", which screws up the meaning. -- Ciaran McCreesh


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots Mart Raudsepp <leio@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: PROPERTIES=funky-slots "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>