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Bug 115043 - sys-libs/readline should be slotted
Summary: sys-libs/readline should be slotted
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-12-09 16:39 UTC by Andrew Cowie
Modified: 2005-12-10 18:36 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Cowie 2005-12-09 16:39:16 UTC
I know that the readline ebuild says to run revdep-rebuild, but is there any
reason it can't be slotted? After upgrading to readline-5 there's no reason that
things that are linked against /lib/ can't be left working.

Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-12-09 17:26:54 UTC
No need to do such thing, that's what revdep-rebuild is for.
Comment 2 Andrew Cowie 2005-12-10 18:36:32 UTC
Why on earth would you make a user rebuild an entire system when a little
exertion to slot the library (like has been done for nearly every other library)
would improve the user experience, save time, and improve Gentoo?

Case in point - I'm travelling this week and speaking at conferences - like I
have the time or battery power to rebuild almost 150 packages while crossing
oceans - all because one little program (in this case ghc, as needed by darcs)
wanted a newer version of readline!?!

Sorry that you feel the way you do about this bug. I'm not going to reopen it,
but I am certainly going to refer others to it.

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