multiple package moves into one
On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Ian Stakenvicius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA256
> On 15/07/12 06:16 PM, Zac Medico wrote:
>> On 07/15/2012 03:08 PM, Doug Goldstein wrote:
>>> Is it valid to do something like:
>>> move media-plugins/mytharchive media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythbrowser media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythgallery media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythgame media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythmovies media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythnews media-plugins/mythplugins move
>>> media-plugins/mythweather media-plugins/mythplugins
>> No, that's not really how it's intended to be used. You'll probably
>> have to put blockers in media-plugins/mythplugins to block all the
>> old packages that install the same files.
> Theoretically (i've done a quick test on this and it seems true) a
> single-"!" blocker is enough that one package will on upgrade replace
> all these others without user intervention being required (assuming
> these packages aren't in @world, of course), and it won't cause file
> Unrelatedly curious, why the package merge?
Trying to make MythTV maintenance easier on myself since I couldn't
find a maintainer. Upstream changed to SVN a long while back and with
that changed moved all the plugins into one bundle called mythplugins.
They've now switched to git and with that change I decided to
modernize a little bit.
mythtv.git a few top level directories, each of which is packaged as
its own tarball which makes backporting patches extra fun. The
mythplugins tarball (mythtv.git/mythplugins) contains additional
plugins that are found in different git repos.
They're still unique snowflakes with their git usage.