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From: Todd Wright <wylie@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Cc: 'Phil Richards' <news@××××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Subject: RE: [gentoo-dev] Portage Integrity (Was: gcc ebuild's, downgrades, deletion etc)
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 00:47:10
Message-Id: 000101c2e9c3$3d090110$
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] gcc ebuild's, downgrades, deletion etc by Phil Richards
1 Phil Richards Wrote:
3 > My system is now trying to downgrade me to 3.2.2-r1 even though
4 > I use --upgrade-only, and I'm guessing that the reason why is that
5 > not only is 3.2.2-r3 onwards masked, but 3.2.2-r4.ebuild has been
6 > deleted. And, in fact, all reference to it in ChangeLog has gone.
7 >
8 > *Please* *please* *please* don't do this.
9 >
11 I have to second this. I recently submitted an ebuild (app-emulation/hercules-2.17.1.ebuild) and the developer apparently decided to copy the 2.15 ebuild to 2.17.1 rather than use the attached 2.17.1 ebuild provided.
13 Granted there were only minor changes in the new ebuild, but another more complex package may have seen more complex changes in the ebuild between the different versions, and added functionality is missing. He didnt even respond to my questions added to the 'bug', just updated one of the fields so I know he saw it.
15 I have to voice my concern for the integrity of the portage tree. If packages are being deleted and others being thrown together from an old copy instead of the fresh one, things are bound to break.
17 *Please* *please* *please* don't do this.
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