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On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 11:21:46PM -0700, Abhishek Amit wrote:
> While we may not(we being users of wms only) use desktop
> enviorments, KDE and GNOME are still in the default USE flags. ALSA
> is also in there(/etc/make.profile/use.defaults). I think that the
> defualt flags should be the basis of testing, and note I am writing
> this from mutt in flxbox.
But, remember that the default flags are what maintainers usually are
running. So a tinderbox system would only test exactly what the
maintainers are testing, and thus wouldn't give any idea of how good
an ebuild was.
I have no statistics or not even investigated it, but I have a hunch
that most ebuilds fail because of;
*) Forgotten dependencies
*) virtual dependencies satisfies another package than the maintainer
*) Strange USE flags
I don't think it would be feasable for a tinderbox to test all the
possible combinations for every new ebuild.
Although, a tinderbox would be nice for maintainers that doesn't have
access to sparc/powerpc architectures to test that their packages
atleast build on them. But gentoo perhaps already has a couple of
servers that can be used to manually test different archs?
Btw, if you're using mutt... Can't you investigate if there are some
way to make your editor do linebreaks? ;)
To segfault is human; to bluescreen moronic.
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