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Theo Chatzimichos wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Andreas K. Huettel
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> at the last kde meeting we've been discussing the usefulness of the use flags
>> consolekit and policykit. I'm quoting from the summary:
>>> scarabeus and dilfridge are in favour of dropping them, since it
>>> caused a lot of trouble debugging various user reports. reavertm
>>> prefers adding it to IUSE defaults. No consensus was succeeded,
>>> the topic will be continued in the gentoo-desktop mailing list.
>> As an example, according to
>> policykit is _not_ a hard dependency of kde, but _required_ whenever you want
>> to "run as" or configure something in systemsettings as root.
>> The three options available are
>> 1) removing the useflags, effectively "forcing them on". Easiest for us
>> 2) forcing them on with use.force in the profile, and trust that not so many
>> users figure out how to get around this :)
>> 3) making them "on by default"
>> As a special gem, after switching one of the flags it may be necessary to
>> recompile larger parts of kde and / or restart kdm.
> The depedencies are indeed really small, but the reason that some of
> us objected is that we want to follow upstream's decisions on what is
> optional and what is not. A similar issue that emerged recently is
> udisks and friends, which is also optional according to upstream and
> not needed for people that want KDElibs for only a few apps and not
> for the full DE. We'd like to have some user feedback on this before
> our final decision.
Well, this user likes option 3. It is on and ready to go but we could
disable it if we didn't need/want it. Maybe this is a good addition to
the recently formed kde profile?
There's one vote.