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Mohij
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: virtuals not explained in the developer manual Reply with quote

Hi everyone.
On this about ebuilds it says
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This tells Portage that to build foo-x.y.z, the packages virtual/libc (more on virtuals in a bit) and sys-libs/zlib are needed. It does not say anything about which version of glibc or zlib that are needed, which means "anything goes".
But virtuals are not mentioned anywhere afterwards (or I missed it). I think the explanation is missing.
moHiJ

ps. Can someone tell me what virtuals actually do?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll find more information about virtuals here http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/handbook/handbook.xml?part=3&chap=1.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.[/list]
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