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Bug 518630 (glep64) - New GLEP: Export PMS's cached VDB information (GLEP 64)
Summary: New GLEP: Export PMS's cached VDB information (GLEP 64)
Alias: glep64
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New GLEP submissions (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: GLEP Editors
: 458866 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-30 23:39 UTC by Anthony Basile
Modified: 2017-10-12 14:16 UTC (History)
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Description Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2014-07-30 23:39:26 UTC
I'm purposing a new GLEP on caching and exporting VDB information.  You can find the draft document at [1].  The initiative behind this was ratified by the council about a year ago [2].  Quoting from there:

Specification of /var/db/pkg contents
The council discussed if the contents of the VDB should be specified
for interoperability between utilities, either in the PMS or possibly
in a separate document. Alternatively, package managers could provide
an abstraction layer to make some of the VDB's information available.
Finally, the following vote was taken:
"The council recommends that package managers export the NEEDED.ELF.2
information for interoperability between utilities."
- Accepted with 6 yes votes and 1 abstention.



Comment 1 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2014-07-31 19:14:43 UTC
All right. Assigning GLEP number as 64. Please email gentoo-dev@ for further discussion. I'll put it on the wiki, please either ping me or comment if you need any changes to it.
Comment 2 Chris Reffett (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2014-11-08 22:22:50 UTC
Oops, forgot to mark this as closed. Officially approved by the council in the 20141014 meeting.
Comment 3 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-10-12 14:16:01 UTC
*** Bug 458866 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***