>>>>> "ZM" == Zac Medico <zmed...@gentoo.org> writes:

>> Portage does not need to validate eclass changes.

ZM> Then how do you propose that it handles metadata changes that are
ZM> attributed to eclass changes? For example, see the issue they had
ZM> with vmware.eclass changes in this bug:

ZM>   http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139134

OK.  Let me rephrase.  Portage does not need to validate local changes.

If a user uses a local eclass to override one in portage or in some
remote overlay s/he follows, it is his/er responsibility to update
it when the original undergoes major renovation.

All portage needs to do is accept that local overrides are more
important than anything coming from upstream.

And do so w/o making it impossible to use caches for everything
which does not have a local override.

James Cloos <cl...@jhcloos.com>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

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