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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: sys-libs/ncurses: punted from system in profiles
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 13:40:46 -0500
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o> 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!

>> sys-apps/kbd
>
> 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.

>> sys-apps/texinfo
>
> 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.

Rich


References:
sys-libs/ncurses: punted from system in profiles
-- Mike Frysinger
Re: sys-libs/ncurses: punted from system in profiles
-- Rich Freeman
Re: sys-libs/ncurses: punted from system in profiles
-- Alec Warner
Re: sys-libs/ncurses: punted from system in profiles
-- Mike Frysinger
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