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From: "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Subject: package.use.stable.mask and package.use.stable.force
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:09:31 +0200
Dear team, 

some time ago we have already been discussing [1] the possibilities of 
restricting use flags in a stabilized ebuild.

Based on the outcome of that thread I've written a patch for PMS, which 
extends the section on USE masking and forcing. 

It is included in this e-mail, and I would like to submit it for discussion 
and eventually inclusion in master and eapi-5 branch. As for an 
implementation, I gathered from Zac that it's not particularly hard to do and 
that he liked the idea.

It is certainly possible refine this more. Allowing only EAPI=5 ebuilds in 
package.use.stable.*, and have the files only take effect there, comes to my 
mind. However I doubt if these restrictions are really necessary and if a EAPI 
dependence at this place in the profile makes actually sense.

Best, 
Andreas

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.devel/76536/focus=76545

-- 
Andreas K. Huettel
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