I'm purposing a new GLEP on caching and exporting VDB information. You can find the draft document at . The initiative behind this was ratified by the council about a year ago . 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.
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.
Oops, forgot to mark this as closed. Officially approved by the council in the 20141014 meeting.
*** Bug 458866 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***