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On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 04:03:01PM -0300, Felipe Ghellar wrote:
> Jon Portnoy wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 10:22:26AM +0100, Per Wigren wrote:
> >>During the installation I set ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" in /etc/make.conf,
> >>but when running bootstrap.sh it gets ignored..
> >This is not a bug, this is a feature. :-)
> Ignoring the user settings is not a feature, it's a bug. Especially in a
> meta-distribution, where the system should be built just the way the
> _user_ wants it (in contrast with the way the _developers_ want it).
> Felipe Ghellar
It doesn't ignore what the user wants. It just doesn't look where you
think it should.
If someone really wants to use newer packages to bootstrap, they can
edit the packages file in their profile. Otherwise things can
potentially break and we get more bug reports.
I actually believe that the package versions in the profile should
probably be upped because it's somewhat outdated. However, if you want
to tune your settings for bootstrap, do it in places other than
make.conf and don't file bug reports if something breaks in the process.
Users can do anything they want in make.conf after bootstapping.
If someone has a special need to use newer packages during bootstrap,
they can edit profiles/<profile>/packages.
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