List Archive: gentoo-pms
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some time ago we have already been discussing  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.
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde (team lead), sci, tex, arm, printing
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