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George Shapovalov wrote:
> That said, I agree with your point that gentoo, being a meta-distribution,
> should allow its users to break itself as they wish ;). And the best way to
> accomodate this would be to add a short note (with appropriate disclaimer,
> like "we warned you, if you still insisted, please try to sort your screw-ups
> yourself...") to install instructions. Just a regular note in pp11 or 12
> should be fine - not too much noticeable/intrusive, but people looking for
> that kind of info will find it..
This sounds like a good compromise to me. :)
> As for possible arguments, that the aove scenario is not such a waste of time,
> because you can modify bootstrap.sh to omit recompilations.. Well, if you are
> going to modify bootstrap.sh, you will notice what it does and will probably
> modify it so it picks up your wanted packges in the first place...
Yes, I modified it as to not ignore my make.conf...
> BTW, please feel free to add these comments to the bug you mentioned, so that
> somebody may consider modifying docs to suit the situation..
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