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From: 320095285153-0001@... (Achim Gottinger)
Subject: Re: USE & Portages
Date: Mon Jan 15 13:05:01 2001
"Jerry A!" wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 09:29:48AM -0700, drobbins@g.o wrote:
> : On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 03:32:16AM -0500, Jerry A! wrote:
> :
> : > So, I was thinking (yeah, I know how dangerous that is).  Is it possible
> : > to specify USE on the command-line?  If not, how out-of-place would it
> : > be to specify USE in the .ebuild?
> :
> : Right now, you can't specify USE as an environment variable, it's not really
> : intended for that purpose.  You're supposed to use it to tell Portage to
> : enable or disable certain optional functionality on a system-wide basis, so that
> : the ebuilds know whether or not to compile-in optional GNOME support if it
> : is available, for instance.
> :
> : Maybe if you can describe the specific problem you're trying to solve, we
> : can help you find a better solution (or create a solution if needed).
>
> What I'm looking for is optional functionality of a portage-specific
> basis.
>
> For instance, instead of having exim, exim-ldap, postfix, postfix-tls,
> etc... ebuilds which may or may not get out of sync (like the qmail ones
> currently are), I'd like to have one portage.  In that portage or
> through the use of a command-line variable have the user choose what
> options they want (tls, mysql, ldap, etc...).  Or, at the very least
> have a USE= line in the ebuild that they can edit to suit their tastes.
>
> If this isn't possible, then I suggest adding options like: mta-tls,
> mta-mysql, mta-ldap, etc... to /etc/make.defaults and /etc/make.conf.

I think that is a good idea, but don't use only mysql or ldap because I'm
planning to use that for stuff like gnome-db, php

THX achim

>
>
> My only reservation for this is that we may eventually run into MTAs
> that don't support all the functionality.  But then again, that can be
> solved, so maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill.

>
>
> Anyway, let me know how you'd like me to proceed.
>
>         --Jerry
>
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