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From: hasufell <hasufell@g.o>
Subject: Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:42:28 +0200
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On 06/16/2012 06:30 PM, Pacho Ramos 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.

I would like the idea of having EXTRA_DEPEND which will then
automatically be elogged in pkg_postinst and maybe recorded in a
seperate file in /var/lib/portage?
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References:
About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
-- Pacho Ramos
Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
-- hasufell
Re: About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
-- Pacho Ramos
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