> Maybe there needs to be an IWANTSLOTS feature or something, because the same > rationale for why I was against a slotted mysql would have other people > against a slotted kde, or slotted perl (ouch, so close to home, even if its > conceptually fictional) - I neither need nor desire having multiple copies of > the application available on one box, when i am only ever going to connect to > one running copy.
Maybe I'm misreading your comment here, but I don't see how "I only want to install one version" is an argument against having the _ability_ to install multiple versions. Just because you neither need nor desire it doesn't mean it's not extremely useful to many other users. > Hmmmm...a feature flag that (where applicable) disabled retaining other slots > might be nice come to think of it....<hijack thread accidently>....disabled > for the packages you need multiples of (berkdb?) but optionally enabled for > packages like WM's and relational DB's where you just might not want more > copies...or to remember to go back and unmerge and track the stray files > for....</end accidental hijack> That seems like a lot of work for something that is easily done through: emerge --prune -p then emerge --unmerge <the ones you want>
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