Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] use flags consolekit and policykit
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:27:54
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] use flags consolekit and policykit by Theo Chatzimichos
Theo Chatzimichos wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Andreas K. Huettel > <dilfridge@g.o> wrote: > >> Dear all, >> >> at the last kde meeting we've been discussing the usefulness of the use flags >> consolekit and policykit. I'm quoting from the summary: >> >> >>> scarabeus and dilfridge are in favour of dropping them, since it >>> caused a lot of trouble debugging various user reports. reavertm >>> prefers adding it to IUSE defaults. No consensus was succeeded, >>> the topic will be continued in the gentoo-desktop mailing list. >>> >> As an example, according to >> >> policykit is _not_ a hard dependency of kde, but _required_ whenever you want >> to "run as" or configure something in systemsettings as root. >> >> The three options available are >> 1) removing the useflags, effectively "forcing them on". Easiest for us >> maintainers, >> 2) forcing them on with use.force in the profile, and trust that not so many >> users figure out how to get around this :) >> 3) making them "on by default" >> >> As a special gem, after switching one of the flags it may be necessary to >> recompile larger parts of kde and / or restart kdm. >> >> Opinions? >> > The depedencies are indeed really small, but the reason that some of > us objected is that we want to follow upstream's decisions on what is > optional and what is not. A similar issue that emerged recently is > udisks and friends, which is also optional according to upstream and > not needed for people that want KDElibs for only a few apps and not > for the full DE. We'd like to have some user feedback on this before > our final decision. > >
Well, this user likes option 3. It is on and ready to go but we could disable it if we didn't need/want it. Maybe this is a good addition to the recently formed kde profile? There's one vote. Dale :-) :-)