Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] package masked perl left and right... what now??
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 22:14:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] package masked perl left and right... what now?? by Michael Higgins
1 On Tuesday 18 November 2008 22:13:14 Michael Higgins wrote:
2 > At least now I know what happened, but not why it was allowed to happen. I
3 > suppose having an inconsistent tree is a risk with any packages maintained
4 > by gentoo folks? If so, why doesn't this happen more often? Hmm.
6 Because the time interval between commits that do this is actually quite
7 short, probably minutes. The odds of you getting an inconsistent copy that a.
8 affects you and b. happened in exactly those few minutes to matter makes the
9 event quite rare.
11 Plus, intrusive changes like this don't happen often at all. Sooner or later
12 it will affect someone, just like sooner or later someone will win the first
13 prize at the village raffle :-)
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16 alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com