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From: Jason Stubbs <jstubbs@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] tree dependency check
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 23:30:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] tree dependency check by Marius Mauch
1 On Thursday 30 March 2006 01:21, Marius Mauch wrote:
2 > Marius Mauch schrieb:
3 > > So after manifest2 is in, I'll revive the other issue that IMO is a
4 > > requirement for 2.1: enforcing dependencies needed to use the tree (see
5 > > old threads or glep44 for reasoning).
7 Can you summarise the reasoning again please?
9 > - at sync time first check the tree format of the remote tree, if we
10 > can't handle it the sync is aborted
12 While I haven't checked over the code at all, the point above above sounds
13 problematic. What happens if the a user installs the latest with this patch
14 and then doesn't sync for three years? The tree may then require a later
15 portage but the user can't sync to be able to emerge a later portage.
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18 Jason Stubbs
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] tree dependency check Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>