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To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@...>
From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: use.defaults
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:33:17 +0200
>>>>> On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:

>> Now that the use.defaults file is gone from the Portage tree,
>> should we update PMS to reflect this?
>> Like, delete the subsection from "Profiles", or move it to
>> "Historical Curiosities"?

> I'd be inclined to 'Historical Curiosities' it rather than just
> pretend it never existed.

Patch attached. It's promoted from a subsection to a section. ;-)


From 97287f9579a70261440ff969ff82fce5e1fe5f7d Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:25:16 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Move subsection about use.defaults to appendix.

Signed-off-by: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
 appendices.tex |    6 ++++++
 profiles.tex   |    6 ------
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/appendices.tex b/appendices.tex
index 82c1109..0efb760 100644
--- a/appendices.tex
+++ b/appendices.tex
@@ -56,6 +56,12 @@ it must not be used.
+The \t{use.defaults} file in the profile directory was used to implement `autouse'---switching USE
+flags on or off depending upon which packages are installed. It was deprecated long ago and finally
+removed in 2009.
 % vim: set filetype=tex fileencoding=utf8 et tw=100 spell spelllang=en :
 %%% Local Variables:
diff --git a/profiles.tex b/profiles.tex
index fb0577b..61100b4 100644
--- a/profiles.tex
+++ b/profiles.tex
@@ -75,12 +75,6 @@ The \t{virtuals} file is inherited in the simplest manner: all entries from the
 loaded, then entries from the current profile. If a virtual package name appears in both, the entry
 in the parent profile is discarded.
-The \t{use.defaults} file is used to implement `autouse'---switching USE flags on or off depending
-upon which packages are installed. It is considered deprecated, and is not used by default by any
-current package manager. It is mentioned here for completeness only, and its format is not
 \subsection{Simple line-based files}
 These files are a simple one-item-per-line list, which is inherited in the following manner: the

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