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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: portage inconsistency?
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 11:04:38
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: portage inconsistency? by Remy Blank
1 On Mon, 06 Aug 2007 12:40:38 +0200, Remy Blank wrote:
3 > Even worse, if you don't know that the LIB update will break APP, you
4 > might not notice immediately that APP is broken, or you might only get
5 > some strange results from APP. That's where revdep-rebuild steps in: it
6 > can tell you that APP is broken, and what's needed to fix it. So you're
7 > better off running it consistently after your regular updates.
9 If the update is likely to cause such breakage, the ebuild should warn of
10 this, as many do, giving the exact command to run to fix such breakage
11 before it becomes a problem.
13 Such breakages are inevitable on a source based system using dynamic
14 libraries. Fortunately, being a source based system makes the fix simple.
15 Try dealing with the same problems on a binary distro.
18 --
19 Neil Bothwick
21 If at first you don't succeed, call it Windows NT.


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