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From: Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@...>
Subject: Re: Per-package USE descriptions
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 07:53:33 -0600 (CST)
Quoting Philippe Lafoucrière <lafou@...>:

> 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.


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