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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] QT3-final has been released; * deps problems
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 12:14:37
1 Hi all,
3 QT3-final has been released. I'm sorry for misleading you to think there was
4 more time yet before the final release.
6 I can commit a qt3 ebuild right now - I have it ready. However we need *
7 deps first.
9 There will probably be relatively few qt3 apps of consequence before the
10 release of kde3-final, which is scheduled for early February 2002 (accurate
11 this time). So there's no need to hurry, but in case anyone wonders why we
12 have no qt3 ebuild, that's why.
14 There is however a problem with * deps. What I want is to be able to depend
15 on >=qt-2.2, but not >=qt-3. But if I say >=qt-2* it might give me 2.1 or
16 2.0, and if I say >=qt-2.2* it won't give me 2.3.
18 I may be behind drobbins' ideas on this; this needs to be worked out. The
19 problem is that portage dep resolution doesn't merge deps; if I say
20 >=qt-2.2 <qt-3
21 it will actually give me 2 qts, one >=2.2 and one <3.0; for example, 3.0 for
22 the first and 2.2 for the second and that's bad.
23 I think that instead of * deps, or in addition to them, we need to be able to
24 say something like
25 3>x11-libs/qt-x11>=2.2
26 Only probably with a better syntax.
28 --
30 Dan Armak
31 Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team
32 Matan, Israel