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From: 320095285153-0001@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] USE & Portages
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 13:04:38
Message-Id: 3A635161.117B0150@gottinger.de
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] USE & Portages by Jerry A!
"Jerry A!" wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 09:29:48AM -0700, drobbins@g.o wrote: > : On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 03:32:16AM -0500, Jerry A! wrote: > : > : > So, I was thinking (yeah, I know how dangerous that is). Is it possible > : > to specify USE on the command-line? If not, how out-of-place would it > : > be to specify USE in the .ebuild? > : > : Right now, you can't specify USE as an environment variable, it's not really > : intended for that purpose. You're supposed to use it to tell Portage to > : enable or disable certain optional functionality on a system-wide basis, so that > : the ebuilds know whether or not to compile-in optional GNOME support if it > : is available, for instance. > : > : Maybe if you can describe the specific problem you're trying to solve, we > : can help you find a better solution (or create a solution if needed). > > What I'm looking for is optional functionality of a portage-specific > basis. > > For instance, instead of having exim, exim-ldap, postfix, postfix-tls, > etc... ebuilds which may or may not get out of sync (like the qmail ones > currently are), I'd like to have one portage. In that portage or > through the use of a command-line variable have the user choose what > options they want (tls, mysql, ldap, etc...). Or, at the very least > have a USE= line in the ebuild that they can edit to suit their tastes. > > If this isn't possible, then I suggest adding options like: mta-tls, > mta-mysql, mta-ldap, etc... to /etc/make.defaults and /etc/make.conf.
I think that is a good idea, but don't use only mysql or ldap because I'm planning to use that for stuff like gnome-db, php THX achim
> > > My only reservation for this is that we may eventually run into MTAs > that don't support all the functionality. But then again, that can be > solved, so maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill.
> > > Anyway, let me know how you'd like me to proceed. > > --Jerry > > name: Jerry Alexandratos || Open-Source software isn't a > phone: 703.599.6023 || matter of life or death... > email: jerry@××××××.com || ...It's much more important > || than that! > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-dev mailing list > gentoo-dev@g.o > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev

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