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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 20:36:12
Message-Id: 20120616223634.0cb80871@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 20:49:10 +0200
Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:

> El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 19:07 +0200, Michał Górny escribió: > > 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. > > > > Do you have a link to that old thread? Because current situation of > relying on elog messages also has disadvantages
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/71794 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/72162 -- Best regards, Michał Górny

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