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Bug 440532

Summary: app-emulation/virtualbox-modules-4.1.22: some elog messages should only be shown when upgrading from an old enough package.
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: poletti.marco
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) <polynomial-c>
Severity: normal CC: bkohler, pacho, patrick, proxy-maint, swapon
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 440214    

Description poletti.marco 2012-10-31 11:29:11 UTC
Disclaimer: this bug has been filed in a semi-automated manner.

When emerging the package app-emulation/virtualbox-modules-4.1.22, the following elog messages are displayed:

 * Starting with the 3.x release new kernel modules were added,
 * be sure to load all the needed modules.
 * Please add "vboxdrv", "vboxnetflt" and "vboxnetadp" to:
 * /etc/conf.d/modules

Such messages should only be displayed when the package is upgraded from an old enough package (and possibly for new installs).
These situations can be checked in the ebuild as follows:

if has_version '<app-emulation/virtualbox-modules-1.0'; then

Or, if the message should also be displayed for new installs:

if !has_version 'app-emulation/virtualbox-modules' || has_version '<app-emulation/virtualbox-modules-1.0'; then

Remember to replace 1.0 with the right version number.

See the tracker bug 440214 for more details.
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2014-05-02 11:55:32 UTC
I can migrate this to readme.gentoo.eclass if you want