portupgrade problem

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Sat Nov 13 11:36:12 PST 2004

On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Michael Nottebrock wrote:

> Mark Linimon wrote:
> > Since we've never told porters that they can't cross-depend on
> > categories,
> Not sure I get you right here. Are you saying we should forbid for a port in 
> category a to depend on a port in category b? That doesn't seem to make much 
> sense.

For some values of a and b, that is what I'm saying it would require,
yes.  i.e. the only way to support the use of 'refuse' on any ports
category is to say 'this category is a leaf category and nothing in
any other category can depend on it'.

This is what people are assuming about the 'japanese' category and
it isn't the case.  We need to either change the assumption(s) or
change the behavior.  Obviously the former is easier, but is it TRT?


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