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From: hasufell <hasufell@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:46:28
Message-Id: 4FDCB774.3090602@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual by Pacho Ramos
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On 06/16/2012 06:30 PM, Pacho Ramos 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.
I would like the idea of having EXTRA_DEPEND which will then automatically be elogged in pkg_postinst and maybe recorded in a seperate file in /var/lib/portage? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJP3Ld0AAoJEFpvPKfnPDWzzh0H/3kn12Yqrlw5h233CQjeVsZQ ybaOrdBlszRuprevrLtPfphdRzJBuvUwrHzkL+fVm5ZLRUONC786mu17aYvkxlzj 3s0LsohDATnWWzItwlwMpJuuoeiy5rn7sZpnIkL6BF6sahh2feF+7hJyn9m2kw9l L7qk8R1J2zEhgBo+zVdnwXVpqltm3rjR8pRjIvFtI+58VNfIt6HhM6fOIAupUaMU URVeSBcb4sHJ2A3ByqDFePRDd4UHkwUI3tJRSULVqTah643zx4Q6MDEWVOAz9bit F0lA+gSrBnJoMOImpVqBTfYRCDbIDuuShHYJlyUegO/MwY+PSyYdYCV6k3HZwek= =SSoo -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----