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From: Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@×××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@g.o, lafou@×××××××.fr
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Per-package USE descriptions
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 07:53:35
Message-Id: 1070891613.3fd4825dd7a7d@webmail.msstate.edu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Per-package USE descriptions by "Philippe Lafoucrière"
Quoting Philippe Lafoucrière <lafou@×××××××.fr>:

> On Monday 08 December 2003 13:57, Joel Konkle-Parker wrote: > > I'd like to propose that we add per-package USE flag descriptions to > the > > package pages on http://packages.gentoo.org. I can't tell you how > many > > times I've sat and wondered what effect a particular flag has on a > > particular package, and the use.desc descriptions are much too brief > to > > give any kind of useful detail. For example: > > > > "What effect does USE="xml2" have on xfree?" > > "Why does w3m need USE="imlib"? > > "Why should I keep USE="berkdb"? > > please see /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc
That's closer to what I'm talking about, but that only lists the effects of local (non-standard) USE flags. I'm talking about local package-specific descriptions for global flags. -- Joel Konkle-Parker Webmaster [Ballsome.com] Phone [662-518-1636] E-mail [jjk3@×××××××.edu] -- gentoo-desktop-research@g.o mailing list