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From: Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o>
Subject: Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:36:34 +0200
On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:49:10 +0200
Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:

> El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 19:07 +0200, Michał Górny escribió:
> > On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:30:55 +0200
> > Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o> wrote:
> > 
> > > El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 18:09 +0200, hasufell escribió:
> > > > It breaks the useflag philosophy, IMO.
> > > > 
> > > > Useflags were meant as switches. You can turn things on and off.
> > > > Pulling in optional dependencies via useflags does not allow the
> > > > user to turn something off when he sets USE="-foo" emerge
> > > > fuqbar. That should only be valid for virtuals or
> > > > meta-packages. And that's what those are for.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Maybe we could split them from RDEPEND to some kind of
> > > EXTRA_DEPEND (or something else) to fit this purpose.
> > 
> > There was already a lot of discussion about this and the community
> > didn't care enough to agree on one of the proposed solutions. You're
> > just reinventing one of them, with a new variable name and the same
> > disadvantages.
> > 
> 
> Do you have a link to that old thread? Because current situation of
> relying on elog messages also has disadvantages

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/71794
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/72162

-- 
Best regards,
Michał Górny
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