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On Wednesday 06 October 2004 00:05, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> Ick. The way to do this that won't break things is to decide upon a set
> of USE flags, apply them at a global level and then make a set of
> binaries for said combination. Then, give it a name and stick a file
> named __make.conf__ in the binaries directory. There's probably some way
> to do this neatly using the stuff in GLEP 29 if you really want.
> Incidentally, you'd to do the same for CFLAGS that you do for USE. For
> certain CFLAGS you can't safely mix combinations, it's an all or nothing
Which exactly shows why binary packaging can be a bitch and the reason that
even debian must use releases. Source based can mix and match, but binaries
are never that flexible.
Paul de Vrieze