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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:01:09
Message-Id: 1339934365.2185.11.camel@belkin4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual by Dale
El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 22:07 -0500, Dale escribió:
> Duncan wrote: > > > > Looking at the broader picture, the problem of extraneous packages in the > > world file has always concerned me. If it were to be done over again, > > and I think Zac would likely agree, emerge would use --oneshot by > > default, so as not to contaminate the world file unnecessarily. Then > > there'd be a different option (say -2) to add the package to the world > > file if that's what was actually intended. > > > > That's actually how I have my emerge front-end scriptlets/aliases setup > > here. -1 is the default; if I want it in the world file I use the *2 > > script variant, which omits the -1. > > > > But of course changing behavior in mid-stream doesn't work so well, so > > emerge continues to stick stuff in the world file by default. > > > > I added -1 to my make.conf a long time ago. Whenever I emerge something > and want it in the world file, just use the --select option. If I > already emerged something but then want to add it to the world file, > just add the -n option too. That keeps the world file clean and I can > test things before adding anything to the world file. > > Dale > > :-) :-) >
The problem is that this wouldn't solve the first issue because people would still need to emerge extra packages with "--select" option if they don't want to see them going away on next depclean round even if package that needed them is still installed

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