[pacman-dev] [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Versioned dependency fun...

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 22:59:35 EST 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Xavier Chantry <chantry.xavier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:32 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, 2. März 2010 14:06:57 schrieb Dan McGee:
>>> > and here we have another reason to punish anybody using versioned
>>> > dependencies. ;-) (of course upstream needs to be hit, too)
>>> Blaming this on versioned deps is punishing the messenger; this
>>> package wouldn't upgrade without a force option either because the
>>> same version comparison is used everywhere...
>> You did notice the smiley? I know this wasn't fair in this case and not too
>> serious. But anyway, I would prefer add the force flag and add the (stupid)
>> upstream version instead of making your own up.
> The force flag is a big ugly crap.
> I find sanitizing upstream version to be much.. saner.
> Or figure out a way to have both a sane version for pacman and the
> insane upstream version.

I was actually thinking about this again and thinking epoch might not
be a bad idea- I don't know if I had any legit objection to it before
but I can't think of one anymore. If someone is interested in
implementing, I'd be for it.


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