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On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 01:00:03PM -0600, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:11:53 +0000
> Markos Chandras <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Users interpret this as a 'double masking' which in fact it is since
> > they need to touch two files before they are able to use the package.
> Isn't that the point? People should be discouraged in every way not to use
> live ebuilds. I'd add a third if we had one. :)
> But yes, if I had to pick only one I'd go with dropping keywords over
> package.mask. In fact it looks like I have some live ebuilds in the tree
> that do exactly that.
Actually not. Users are already familiar with the -9999 concept so there
is no point to add extra obstacles in their way. I am trying to find out
corner cases where double masking makes sense. Otherwise it makes no
sense to me. Actually the majority of users get confused when a package
is double masked. Just drop by forums etc and you will see :)
Markos Chandras (hwoarang)
Gentoo Linux Developer
Key ID: 441AC410
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