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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
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 03:08:01
Message-Id: 4FDD49D5.4000602@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual by Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@cox.net>
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 :-) :-) -- I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words! Miss the compile output? Hint: EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--quiet-build=n"

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