Diffstat (limited to 'lib/_emerge/create_world_atom.py')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/lib/_emerge/create_world_atom.py b/lib/_emerge/create_world_atom.py
index c5e1f58be..277bd0777 100644
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# Copyright 1999-2012 Gentoo Foundation
+# Copyright 1999-2020 Gentoo Authors
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
@@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ def create_world_atom(pkg, args_set, root_config, before_install=False):
"""Create a new atom for the world file if one does not exist. If the
argument atom is precise enough to identify a specific slot then a slot
atom will be returned. Atoms that are in the system set may also be stored
- in world since system atoms can only match one slot while world atoms can
- be greedy with respect to slots. Unslotted system packages will not be
+ in world since a user might want to select muliple slots of a slotted
+ package like gcc for example. Unslotted system packages will not be
stored in world."""
arg_atom = args_set.findAtomForPackage(pkg)
@@ -111,8 +111,9 @@ def create_world_atom(pkg, args_set, root_config, before_install=False):
# Both atoms would be identical, so there's nothing to add.
if not slotted and not arg_atom.repo:
- # Unlike world atoms, system atoms are not greedy for slots, so they
- # can't be safely excluded from world if they are slotted.
+ # Don't exclude slotted atoms for system packages from world, since
+ # a user might want to select muliple slots of a slotted package like
+ # gcc for example.
system_atom = sets["system"].findAtomForPackage(pkg)
if not system_atom.cp.startswith("virtual/"):