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> Let my explain the problem and my suggestion to handle it better (at
> least from my point of view) with an example:
> Sometime ago I bumped bluez version from 4.39-r2 to 4.60, with that
> bump, a new and *optional* RDEPEND on sys-libs/libcap-ng was added.
> Since libcap-ng was not keyworded in all arches but x86 and amd64, I had
> to drop keywords for bluez and open
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303527 for handling it.
> From my point of view, I would prefer to:
> 1. Mask "caps" for net-wireless/bluez on affected arches, letting us to
> keep bluez keyworded.
> 2. Open two bug reports as done with current policy: one for keywording
> libcap-ng and other to check bluez works ok with it asking arch team to
> unmask that USE flag if possible.
> This way to go would have the advantage of letting people running bluez
> on affected arches to still get the latest bluez version instead of
> still having to run a pretty old (and buggy) one.
> Thanks for considering it
Your preferred method is exactly how (as a ppc keyworder) I like to see
these kind of bugs handled. Dropping keywords makes an awful lot more
work for us and hurts our users, especially since we're not always very
prompt at handling bugs.
Thanks for bringing this up on the mailing list!