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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: USE flags
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:41:33 -0400
On Wed, 2003-10-22 at 18:58, david@... wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:36:44PM +0100, Dhruba Bandopadhyay wrote:
> > Well you can either enable the option implicitly without a use flag or 
> > enable it with explicit mention dependent on a use flag.  The more packages 
> > which use that option the more the likelihood of a global use flag else 
> > local or no use flag.
> > 
> 
> Ok, well can anybody explain to me the messyness of the 'doc' use flag
> ?  I see some packages support it, some don't, the ones that do seem
> to all do it differently.  It would be really nice if say.. i wanted a
> small router type system and I could give emerge USE="-man -info -doc"
> 
> and omit man pages, info pages, and /usr/share/doc type things...
> is there any effort for this or do people not care ?
> /me would be willing to try such a thing if there was interest

I would love to see such a thing.  This would be great for anyone with a
large number of machines, or for building small installations.

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Chris Gianelloni
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