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п'ятниця, 9. червень 2006 15:10, Roy Marples Ви написали:
> Some packages provide both a client and a server. As such, users usually
> only want one or the other - and rarely both.
> USE client server
> client - just build the client - duh
> server - just build the server - duh
> client and server OR neither then build both.
The problem with this approach is when you have dependencies on a particular
client or server. Then you cannot sipy depend on a package (with present
portage) and instead you need to do a hackery detection and bail out in
pkg_setup. I think this is the reason why, for example, bind comes as two
packages: bind (for everything) and bind-tools.
Of course this multiplies the number of packages to support, if such situation
is common. However the solution you describe can be considered "clean" only
after #2272 is finally resolved..
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