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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: pacho@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:06:31
Message-Id: 20120616190703.4de43bcf@pomiocik.lan
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual by Pacho Ramos
On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:30:55 +0200
Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:

> El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 18:09 +0200, hasufell escribió: > > It breaks the useflag philosophy, IMO. > > > > Useflags were meant as switches. You can turn things on and off. > > Pulling in optional dependencies via useflags does not allow the > > user to turn something off when he sets USE="-foo" emerge fuqbar. > > That should only be valid for virtuals or meta-packages. And that's > > what those are for. > > > > Maybe we could split them from RDEPEND to some kind of EXTRA_DEPEND > (or something else) to fit this purpose.
There was already a lot of discussion about this and the community didn't care enough to agree on one of the proposed solutions. You're just reinventing one of them, with a new variable name and the same disadvantages. -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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