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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 19:07:03 +0200
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.

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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