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Dennis Schridde 09-23-2012 10:25 PM

Better documentation of PDEPEND in ebuild(5)
 
---
man/ebuild.5 | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/ebuild.5 b/man/ebuild.5
index f3d364e..3f28fce 100644
--- a/man/ebuild.5
+++ b/man/ebuild.5
@@ -555,8 +555,13 @@ or earlier, then it defaults to the value of fBDEPENDfR. In
You may use the same syntax to vary dependencies as seen above in fBDependenciesfR.
.TP
.B PDEPEND
-This should contain a list of all packages that should be merged after this one,
-but may be merged before if need be.
+This should contain a list of all packages that should be merged after this
+one, but which may be installed by the package manager at any time, if that is
+not possible.
+
+.B ***WARNING***
+.br
+Use this only as last resort to break cyclic dependencies!

You may use the same syntax to vary dependencies as seen above in fBDependenciesfR.
.TP
--
1.7.12

Dennis Schridde 09-23-2012 10:32 PM

Better documentation of PDEPEND in ebuild(5)
 
---
man/ebuild.5 | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/ebuild.5 b/man/ebuild.5
index f3d364e..3f28fce 100644
--- a/man/ebuild.5
+++ b/man/ebuild.5
@@ -555,8 +555,13 @@ or earlier, then it defaults to the value of fBDEPENDfR. In
You may use the same syntax to vary dependencies as seen above in fBDependenciesfR.
.TP
.B PDEPEND
-This should contain a list of all packages that should be merged after this one,
-but may be merged before if need be.
+This should contain a list of all packages that should be merged after this
+one, but which may be installed by the package manager at any time, if that is
+not possible.
+
+.B ***WARNING***
+.br
+Use this only as last resort to break cyclic dependencies!

You may use the same syntax to vary dependencies as seen above in fBDependenciesfR.
.TP
--
1.7.12


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