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From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 17:44:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Jason Stubbs
1 On Fri, Apr 29, 2005 at 09:36:54AM +0900, Jason Stubbs wrote:
2 > What about the unused `ebuild [ebuild] config`? Isn't that the perfect place
3 > for this sort of stuff? The only package that I know that uses this feature
4 > is mysql. There are way more possibilities.
5 No, ebuild config shouldn't be abused like this. Say I have an existing
6 install of mysql, and the package maintainer puts in an updated
7 logrotate.d file. Running 'ebuild mysql.ebuild config' is meant for NEW
8 installations only, and it doesn't enable me to take advantage of
9 CONFIG_PROTECT. I've seen a package where running the config phase when
10 the package is already set up blows away your existing config. It gives
11 you a warning first, but how would I then get an updated logrotate.d
12 file?
14 I see only two viable options.
15 - Unconditional, use INSTALL_MASK, no RDEPEND on logrotate
16 - Conditional on USE=logrotate
18 The first one is what is generally used in the tree so far.
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Jason Stubbs <jstubbs@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>