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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 13:59:25 +0200
El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 22:07 -0500, Dale escribió:
> 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
> 
> :-)  :-) 
> 

The problem is that this wouldn't solve the first issue because people
would still need to emerge extra packages with "--select" option if they
don't want to see them going away on next depclean round even if package
that needed them is still installed

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