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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Thoughts about broken package handling
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:37:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Thoughts about broken package handling by Stuart Longland
On 06/26/11 14:27, Stuart Longland wrote:
> On 06/26/11 15:44, Benedikt Böhm wrote: >> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 4:59 AM, Stuart Longland <redhatter@g.o> wrote: >>> - revdep-rebuild (handles packages broken by soname changes, etc) >> >> solved by preserved-libs in portage-2.2 > > Hmmm, except that portage-2.2 isn't stable yet... indeed it isn't even > out of alpha yet. Not going to unleash that on my production systems.
Here's a little secret: The only code differences between portage 2.1 and 2.2 appear to be one file managing features, so 2.1 just has preserved-rebuild and some of the set support disabled. But if you trust 2.1 enough to use it you also shouldn't have a problem with 2.2. There's still a few silly bugs with preserved-rebuild (corner cases like downgrades and stupid build systems), but I've not had any problematic behaviour in quite a long time ... -- Patrick Lauer Gentoo Council Member and Evangelist Part of Gentoo Benchmarks, Forensics, PostgreSQL, KDE herds