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Well we seem to have different opinions about installers and have to
> I'm sorry, but I feel I must weigh in here...
> This entire thread is pointless, since the list of available USE flags
> depends entirely on what portage tree is used, and the installer cannot
> know that until the install has already started.
> Having said that, the installer was *not* written to make installation
> easier for the user, but instead to make the process automated, to allow
> for mass deployments and such. Any user-friendliness you may be
> experiencing is simply a result of an effort on the developers' part to
> make it as easy on system administrators as possible.
> As far as the issue of reading the documentation goes, I agree with
> Oddball; those who can't or aren't willing to read the manual should not
> be using Gentoo. No matter how much you may want it to, a single
> distribution can't fit everybody perfectly. If a distribution tries to
> accommodate everyone, it will tend to die. That's just a fact of life.
> Deal with it.
> On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 14:03 -0800, Revrend Oddball wrote:
>> but this would sort of sidestep the entire point of gentoo..
>> from what i understand gentoo has always been about giving a user all
>> options and the documentation to learn and act on their own. if you do
>> not wish
>> to follow this base idea then go with something else like suse or
>> the rule of thumb i have always gone with if i dont know what an option
>> is then
>> i leave it the heck alone or read the manual to find out what it is.
>> its not like they make it hard to get a list of what the use flags are.
>> instead of making them go away simply make a to the manual on use flags.
>> suggesting to the user to rtfm but ultimately the idea is to read the
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