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> It doesn't ignore what the user wants. It just doesn't look where you
> think it should.
I don't see the difference...
> If someone really wants to use newer packages to bootstrap, they can
> edit the packages file in their profile. Otherwise things can
> potentially break and we get more bug reports.
Of course things can break. Even "stable" packages break sometimes. And
of course there will be bug reports. Ain't that an important (and
desired) part of the Gentoo development process? To know what does and
what does not work together? And find out the reason when they don't?
> if you want
> to tune your settings for bootstrap, do it in places other than
> make.conf and don't file bug reports if something breaks in the process.
> Users can do anything they want in make.conf after bootstapping.
In <http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml>, step 11 is
where I set up my make.conf, and step 12 is where bootstraping takes
place. I see no reason for step 12 to ignore what was set up in step 11.
Also, please read comment #3 in the bug report I cited earlier:
It contains many of the reasons why I believe make.conf should _never_
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