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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Cc: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] Rephrasing *DEPEND
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:06:15
Message-Id: 20110612095246.0cbb1d7b@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] Rephrasing *DEPEND by Ciaran McCreesh
On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:53:41 +0100
Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 09:32:45 +0200 > Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote: > > After last discussion on #gentoo-portage, I'm submitting a proposal > > on rephrasing *DEPEND descriptions in the PMS. The idea is to state > > better when and whether these are actually installed. > > This isn't right. There's no guarantee at all for pkg_pretend, for > example.
True. How about pkg_setup()? Shall we assume RDEPEND are there or rely on @system only?
> It's also wrong to go by "files installed by the ebuild". Think, for > example, a package which installs nothing but that creates a user.
I'm not sure how RDEPEND could be useful for such a package.
> I also dislike the "rebooted" phrasing for PDEPEND. "Before the > package manager finishes the group of installs" is better.
Ok, I dislike it either. Maybe 'a batch of installs'? -- Best regards, Michał Górny


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Re: [gentoo-pms] Rephrasing *DEPEND Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>