Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Luke-Jr <luke-jr@g.o>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o
Cc: Karl Trygve Kalleberg <karltk@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop-ready package administration
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 23:55:06
Message-Id: 200311302338.20210.luke-jr@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-desktop-research] Desktop-ready package administration by Karl Trygve Kalleberg
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On Sunday 30 November 2003 11:19 pm, Karl Trygve Kalleberg wrote:
> ) Use flags. > - we should have a cascading scheme of useflags > /etc/portage/useflags/default > /etc/portage/useflags/use.dev-lisp > /etc/portage/useflags/use.dev-lisp.bigloo
What is the purpose? Sticky USE flags would make all this unneccesary...
> > ) Pinning > - It must be trivial to "pin" a package on a system, telling portage > that under no circumstance should this package be upgraded.
I believe one can use package.mask to mask all versions of the package except that one.
> > ) Blocking > - It must be trivial to "block" a package on a system, telling portage > that under no circumstance should this package be installed.
See package.mask...
> > ) Sticky USEs > - When I do USE="foo bar" emerge foo, then emerge sync, then emerge foo, > I want "foo bar" to be used. That is, when I upgrade a package, I want > each package to retain their original use flags, overriding the > global default
Yay. It would be nice if we could tell it to reapply USE="foo bar" to the new default USE flags, though.
> > Binaries > > We should put out a complete GRP for a some of the desktop environments, > and focusing on keeping these up to date with any new developments we do. > I propose KDE, GNOME and XFce.
I think it would be good to get p2pcc working and if neccesary for security purposes, default users to only use binaries compiled completely by devs...
> > When/if we add proper printing support (with printer autodetection, > network printing, yadda-yadda), it should work in _all_ our supported > environments. If not, we should reduce our officially supported > environments so that we can ensure proper support for all of them.
CUPS/KDE make a very nice combination for printers. I don't see a reason to break this. If GNOME/XFce/etc do not have decent support, they could/should be changed to use CUPS... - -- Luke-Jr Developer, Gentoo Linux http://www.gentoo.org/ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.3 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQE/yn9lZl/BHdU+lYMRAi4NAJ4piTtqkloQwkZ7p9hwBccLv1XUQQCggQ79 uGrk18Pf8l7yoX0ku+can7o= =qfZv -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list