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:
Thank you for your attention.
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