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From: James Broadhead <jamesbroadhead@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Candidates for global USE flags
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 08:11:06 +0100
On 2 October 2011 03:57, Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:19:26 +0300
> Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote:
>
>> >    17   tools
>> >     9   utils
>>
>> tools, and utils, what's the difference? perhaps pick one and unify them
>> into global USE flag
>
> Saying what?  "Install optional tools or utilities."  That's pretty useless as
> far as descriptions go.
>
> I'd rather they were local flags describing exactly what gets installed.
Absolutely. A 'tools' or 'utils' flag is completely useless; until you
try it in frustration having found that you're missing some part of
the package (or having read the ebuild).

In some cases, the local flags could even use the names of the
binaries that they would additionally build


References:
Candidates for global USE flags
-- Ulrich Mueller
Re: Candidates for global USE flags
-- Samuli Suominen
Re: Candidates for global USE flags
-- Ryan Hill
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