List Archive: gentoo-pms
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Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:41:59 +0300
> Petteri Räty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Currently Portage does not work with has_version cat/pkg[use=]. I
>> filed a bug about this:
>> Portage current behavior:
>> 17:38 <@zmedico> Betelgeuse: quick test seems to show always true if
>> it's in IUSE
>> I see a couple course of possible actions:
>> 1. Current PMS already implies this behavior and Portage is buggy.
>> Let's document this explicitly for EAPI 3 and have Portage fixed so
>> using EAPI 3 makes sure this syntax works.
> The wording is "The flag must be enabled if the flag is enabled for the
> package with the dependency, or disabled otherwise.".
> The question then is whether that applies only to *DEPEND, or whether
> it's to anywhere where there's a "package with the dependency". Given
> that the section that specifies it isn't limited to *DEPEND, but
> describes dependency specifications in general, I'd say that PMS
> requires it to be supported.
> Having said that, it's pretty horrible, and unless there's a good use
> case for such a feature, I'd not be opposed to shoving in a retroactive
> ban on it...
tove was trying to use it for perl: