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Re: SLOTs (Re: Package system)

From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 09:12:19 +0200

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 09:12:46PM +0200, ibotty wrote:
> considering ongoing "new sysinstall" discussion, i split this into smaller
> chunks ;)

That was intended ;-)

> now to gentoo's slot mechanism:
> back in the days, when I was using gentoo, i found slots very useful.
> I still like them... but! when you track an unstable portage branch, those
> slots are not always enough. Sometimes, you end up with package A, that
> needs B in slot 1 (-> B[1]), but is incompatible with B Version 1.1, which
> is also in slot 1.
> But this is the price of following -current ;)
> And I think, slots are still worth including in our ideas.

Well, I just hope we won't run into such problems very often. But
I also believe that the biggest source of such problems is the need
to provide multiple versions of a shared library or a interpreter as
dependence. Normal user IMHO aren't using both stable and unstable
versions of the same branch. And those who do can learn about
relocation ;-)


> ~ibotty

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