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You cant really do a server profile so far nested within the
default-linux profiles. The flags will be just wrong.
Also a server is not something you should be switching profiles every 6
If you are serious about a server profile I'd suggest dropping what you
are thinking now. Lets have a meeting (hardened + server + infra +
releng ) folks and do it right together.
On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 11:41 -0500, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> Alright people, I'm starting up the feature requests for the 2006.1
> release. Some things to remember when making requests:
> - We don't control what is stable in the tree, so requests for specific
> packages won't be useful to us. If you want a specific package added to
> the release media, there are two steps required. First, the package
> must be marked stable on any architecture which will be using the
> package. Second, a bug should be filed requesting the package be added.
> Please make sure that your request has not already been filed before
> filing a new bug report.
> - We don't control portage features.
> - We don't control kernel versions, but we do control which *-sources we
> use and also the configurations of those kernels.
> A few ideas on things you can request are:
> - New modules added to the release media
> - New packages added to GRP/LiveCD/LiveDVD
> - New media types (LiveDVD/netboot/*)
> - Additional USE flags enabled/disabled by default
> I am currently working on a new set of profiles for 2006.1 on x86. As
> you can tell, these profiles are a bit different from anything else that
> we have done in the past, as it separates out into "desktop" and
> "server" profiles. The "desktop" profile is very similar to what we
> have always had on each release. The "server" profile is new, and has
> none of the typical desktop USE flags enabled, making it ideal for
> server usage. I plan on also creating some sort of "developer" profile
> which will inherit from both "desktop" and "server" profiles, once
> portage has support for multiple inheritance, so it might not make it
> into the 2006.1 profiles. I am looking for suggestions for USE flags to
> add to these two profiles, so feel free to make suggestions. Please
> cite some reasoning for why you think each USE flag you recommend should
> be either enabled or disabled. The profiles are at
> profiles/default-linux/x86/dev/2006.1/desktop and
> profiles/default-linux/x86/dev/2006.1/server for you to peruse. They
> are completely functional profiles at this time.
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