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From: Daniel Pielmeier <daniel.pielmeier@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] qt-4.4.3 won't install any files
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:38:52
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] qt-4.4.3 won't install any files by Neil Bothwick
1 2009/3/30 Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>:
2 > On Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:24:54 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
3 >
4 >> No. qt is now a meta package and exists only to have the qt split
5 >> ebuilds as DEPENDencies, so it installs nothing. Unlike the kde split
6 >> ebuilds, the devs decided not to call it qt-meta and promptly confused
7 >> most of the KDE using community.
8 >
9 > I'd say that's a good thing, it saved having to change every ebuild
10 > depending on qt to depend on || (qt qt-meta) and is the same way the
11 > transition to split XOrg packages was handled. Te -meta addition to the
12 > KDE package names was a necessary kludge, because the split builds lived
13 > alongside the monolithic variants.
15 Calling it qt-meta instead of simply qt has nothing to do with this.
16 No ebuild should ever depend on the qt meta ebuild, instead it should
17 just depend on the needed parts that have been split up. So a
18 transition from the single qt dependency to the split up parts was
19 needed anyway and already took place. The only remaining reason for
20 the meta ebuild is that some people who want all of qt can simply
21 emerge the meta ebuild.
23 --
24 Regards,
25 Daniel


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Re: [gentoo-user] qt-4.4.3 won't install any files Francisco Ares <frares@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] qt-4.4.3 won't install any files Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>