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Bug 68370 - why libxml2? Request to rename to libxml and use slots
Summary: why libxml2? Request to rename to libxml and use slots
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-21 03:27 UTC by Sebastian Spaeth
Modified: 2004-10-21 05:12 UTC (History)
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Description Sebastian Spaeth 2004-10-21 03:27:57 UTC
One of the nice feaures in Gentoo are slots for packages. So why not use them instead of having a libxml and a libxml2 package?

If we go this way we are not better off than a rpm based dependency hell distribution.

If you disagree, feel free to close this bug and mark it invalid. I will not be offended either. :)

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-21 05:12:14 UTC
no we do agree, but this pack was added before slots existed & reworking it takes a lot effort & time we just don't have right now. This is still on the long-term todo agenda.