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From: "Anthony G. Basile" <blueness@g.o>
To: gentoo-kernel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-kernel] virtual/linux-sources-2.6
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:03:22
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-kernel] virtual/linux-sources-2.6 by Mike Pagano
On 07/24/2011 01:45 PM, Mike Pagano wrote:
> On Sunday 24 July 2011 17:20:43 Ulrich Mueller wrote: >>>>>>> On Sat, 23 Jul 2011, Stratos Psomadakis wrote: >>> On 07/23/2011 07:09 PM, Krzysztof Pawlik wrote: >>>> Currently virtual/linux-sources-2.6 depends on sys-kernel/foo-2.6*, >>>> should we create virtual/linux-sources-3.0 (and start fixing >>>> ebuilds depending on =virtual/linux-sources-2.6) or just change >>>> virtual/linux-sources-2.6 to depend on >=2.6 ? Opinions? >> >> Currently version 3.0 is only available with vanilla-sources and >> gentoo-sources. Therefore the problem is that virtual/linux-sources-3 >> would pull in one of these even for users of other *-sources (e.g. >> hardened). >> >> On the other hand, allowing versions 3.* as dependency of >> virtual/linux-sources-2.6 might be confusing. >> >> Therefore, my suggestion would be as follows: >> 1. Temporarily change the dependency in virtual/linux-sources-2.6 >> to >=2.6 in order to resolve the current issues with dependencies. >> 2. Later, when most of *-sources are available in version 3.*, revert >> linux-sources-2.6 to the current dependency and create >> virtual/linux-sources-3. (I think the version should be just 3 and >> not 3.0, unless you want a virtual for 3.0, 3.1, etc.) >> >> Or, a completely different approach: Drop the versioning of the >> virtual altogether and have only virtual/linux-sources-0. (This might >> cause some minor problems for users of 2.4 profiles, but I'd guess >> that the remaining users are experienced enough to handle that.) >> >>> CC'ed maintainers / herd. >> >> Thanks. >> >> Ulrich > > Ulrich, thanks for thinking this through. I do like the #1, #2 combo, myself. >
I like the idea of dropping versioning altogether to avoid the problems of upstream changing versioning again --- what happens when 4.x comes out? But a quick grep of the tree shows atoms like this: <virtual/linux-sources-2.5 It may be more than just minor problems. -- Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D. Gentoo Linux Developer [Hardened] E-Mail : blueness@g.o GnuPG FP : 8040 5A4D 8709 21B1 1A88 33CE 979C AF40 D045 5535 GnuPG ID : D0455535


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Re: [gentoo-kernel] virtual/linux-sources-2.6 Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-kernel] virtual/linux-sources-2.6 Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>