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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc portage news item
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 02:20:39
Message-Id: 20110430021950.GC6032@linux1
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc portage news item by Brian Harring
1 On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:41:35AM -0700, Brian Harring wrote:
2 > Exact results please; the pkg_pretend crap proposed elsewhere (which
3 > is yet another way to crap up stage builds) frankly sucks.
4 >
5 > Mind you I'm just looking in, but this whole upgrade process really
6 > reads fairly suboptimal to me. It's definitely possible that this is
7 > the best that can be done, but I'd like to see exactly which issues we
8 > can't resolve in some fashion via pkg_postinst tricks w/in openrc.
9 >
10 > I'd much rather have an ebuild that violates a few rules than forced
11 > "you must accept this beyond normal mechanisms" and potential "can't
12 > boot" upgrade processes.
13 >
14 > So... details please, and why we can't script our way past chunks of
15 > this. :)
17 The biggest part of the migration is running dispatch-conf, etc-update
18 or another configuration file updater and accepting all of the openrc
19 changes. Most of the stuff in the migration guide is just directing
20 you to verify changes that the openrc ebuild has made and telling you
21 which configuration files may need to be altered to match your system.
22 I'm not sure how to script passed any of that.
24 William


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Re: [gentoo-dev] openrc portage news item Brian Harring <ferringb@×××××.com>