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Thus spake Chris Gianelloni on Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 05:52:48PM CST
> Actually, it should be in /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc, and it
> affects 4 packages, which I tend to think is enough to warrant it being
> added as a global USE flag.
> > If I add 'hal' to my USE list, how much of gnome am I going to have to
> > rebuild to get this working?
> 3 or 4 packages.
OK, I'm not up on /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc but soon will be.
Looks like I can figure out which packages to rebuild from this file.
> > If gnome now depends on hal and dbus for detections, perhaps the relevant
> > gnome ebuilds should contain dependencies to these. I know nothing about
> > these packages, but that's nothing new. Gnome, Gentoo and other systems
> > move so fast that every couple of weeks I have to go back to school ;-)
> Well, they aren't "required" for Gnome to work, which is probably why
> they are enabled by USE flags. Again, I'm not a Gnome developer, so I
> am sure someone from the Gnome team would be able to tell you more
Gentoo could use an "advisory dependency" system much like Debian has
("package X suggests package Y").
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