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On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Mike Frysinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> what might be interesting is if we had a "Gentoo default" set which is what
> would come in a stage3 rather than the current "stage3 is the system set".
> then we could move virtual/ssh out of the system set and into the "Gentoo
> default" set so it'd be easier for people to drop/etc... but i'm not familiar
> enough with the portage support atm to say how feasible such an idea would be.
I see system about resolving the circular dependency issue - not as
installing useful apps. After all, the system set doesn't even
include a kernel!
> this controls keyboard mappings and fonts on the console. while the default
> is probably OK for the USians, most everyone else wants to tweak these.
I tend to agree that this is closer to a system dependency. Even my
initramfs example might have a need for interactive input, and that
means a working keyboard layout. As a US user I can be spoiled by the
defaults, but I appreciate the value of this.
> i personally detest info pages, but we end up needing texinfo by many many
> packages just to *build* the info pages.
Still probably something better placed in DEPEND. However, as I've
said before purging the system set is an aspirational goal and we
don't need to have a big debate over this right now.