Gentoo Archives: gentoo-web-user

From: Renat Lumpau <rl03@g.o>
To: gentoo-web-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-web-user] SLOTting
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 08:48:59
webapp.eclass currently sets SLOT=${PVR}. This is, in principle, a good idea as
it allows to have multiple versions installed side-by-side. It also has one
important downside: security revision bumps are now ineffective, as the
vulnerable version does not get uninstalled.

I've done a little testing to see if the unmerging happens correctly:
- set SLOT=$PV in webapp.eclass
- emerge www-apps/sitebar-3.2.6
- emerge www-apps/sitebar-3.3.7, install in a different -d
- emerge a duff www-apps/sitebar-3.3.7-r1. Result: 3.3.7 is unmerged, 3.2.6 and
  3.3.7-r1 are protected.

What else should we be thinking of?
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