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Bug 255325 - sys-apps/hal-0.5.11-r6 depends on specific version of app-misc/hal-info
Summary: sys-apps/hal-0.5.11-r6 depends on specific version of app-misc/hal-info
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-17 23:23 UTC by labor_ratte
Modified: 2009-01-18 20:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---


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Description labor_ratte 2009-01-17 23:23:39 UTC
The current ebuild for sys-apps/hal-0.5.11-r6 depends on specific versions for app-misc/hal-info.
Namely the depend is: 
PDEPEND="|| ( =app-misc/hal-info-20080310 =app-misc/hal-info-20080508 )

Related to bug #241912, this is unwanted behaviour. Like some others may have done, I also did bump the hal-info package in my own overlay to the latest version. As a result, emerge always wants to downgrade this package.
Also the version app-misc/hal-info-20080310 is no longer in the tree.
If we want to close bug #241912, we would have to change the dependencies in sys-apps/hal too.
I hereby request that
>>PDEPEND="|| ( =app-misc/hal-info-20080310 =app-misc/hal-info-20080508 )<<
is getting changed to something more comfortable like:
>>PDEPEND=">=app-misc/hal-info-20080508<< .
Thank you for your attention.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. bump the very essential parts in your gentoo tree for your own 
2. issue emerge -uvaND @world or similar
3. see your valuable work being wanted to revert