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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: [WTH] bash-completion useflag
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:40:54 -0400
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 16:22:28 Michał Górny wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:14:08 +0200 Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
> > what is the purpose of this fancy useflag, it controlls install of at
> > best one or more small sh scripts.
> > As we do not bother with the logrotate useflag this thing should fall
> > into the same category.
> > 
> > It is mostly added by the eclass for the feature. Which I for example
> > didn't notice and forced
> > newuse update for all poor souls using libreoffice...
> 
> I already suggested removing it at least twice.
> 
> One issue is that a few packages use it for PDEPs. But I guess making
> the eclass non-conditional by default would be a good start.

installing the files unconditionally does fall into the logrotate/xinetd 
category, so it should get punted.  but people should not end up with the 
depends installed all the time.
-mike
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