On Sunday 05 October 2003 11:06, Kumba wrote:
> James Harlow wrote:
> > Well, this isn't true, it wouldn't take more than a couple hundred. Of
> > course, this would be pretty difficult to sift through by hand...
> A couple hundred? I think that alone justifies my statetment that x86
> is far too diverse to configure via USE Flags. We already have 176
> global useflags (line count in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc) and 187
> local useflags (line count in /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc).
> All these useflags are spread across the ~5000 packages in Portage.
> Adding another "couple hundred" specifically for x86 kernels alone is
> overkill to the point of using C4 explosive to clear out a yellow jacket
> nest in the ground.
Did you read my other post? The idea of adding a use flag for every single
device is ridiculous. I'm just talking about use flags for classes of
hardware. Looking at use.desc, there are already 27 flags related to hardware
and 18 flags related to interfaces to that hardware. Here's a list.
hardware: 3dfx, 3dnow, acpi, alpha, apm, arm, cdr, dvb, dvd, dvdr, fbcon,
joystick, matrox, mips, mmx, nocardbus, pcmcia, pda, pnp, ppc, scanner,
sparc, sse, usb, voodoo3, wavelan, x86
interfaces: alsa, arts, dga, directfb, esd, ggi, gphoto2, gpm, jack, ladcca,
opengl, oss, ppds, sdl, svga, xinerama, xosd, xv
What I'm suggesting (and don't really care if it's implemented) is that the
above are combined into common "super" classes and other classes added.
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