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On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:38:19 +0400
Peter Volkov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Starting with EAPI=X new prefix ~ is allowed in IUSE use flag
> definition. Use
> flags prefixed with ~ are not allowed to be used anywhere but only
> PDEPEND dependency specification. This USE flags are used during
> resolution as normal. Package manager is allowed to skip
> re-installation of the
> package due to this USE flag change but still it should record such
> USE change
> into package database.
How about packages having optional rt dependencies on other packages'
> May be instead of ~ introduce three additional prefixes (~ and another
> two for +~ and -~ cases)?
I think a USE_EXPAND prefix could be used for that as well.
We could then extend the backwards compatibility to cause complete
package rebuilds with older PMs (EAPIs) and only dep-switches for newer