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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:55:29
Message-Id: 1339872857.7815.67.camel@belkin4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] About using USE flags to pull in needed RDEPENDs being discouraged by devmanual by Samuli Suominen
El sáb, 16-06-2012 a las 20:55 +0300, Samuli Suominen escribió:
> On 06/16/2012 06:59 PM, Pacho Ramos wrote: > > This was noticed recently when getting: > > > > > > Also hit this problem today while trying to bump bluez and noticed we > > are using elog messages to tell people to manually install > > net-dialup/ppp if they want ppp working with bluez. > > > > I am unsure about the disadvantages of simply using, for example, "ppp" > > USE flag to do that. One important disadvantage of current "elog message > > way" is that: > > 1. We rely in people reading the message to get package working ok. > > 2. If user emerges ppp, it will be recorded in world file and, then, if > > in the future he removes bluez, emerge --depclean want clean no longer > > needed ppp and then, people end up with a lot of packages they needed to > > manually emerge some year but that they problem no longer need at all. > > > > Thanks for your thoughts > > > > why not get this finally entirely out of the way: > > suggested/recommended dependencies support, like SDEPEND, > > > as in, threat them as RDEPEND if user has the option to pull them in > enabled, otherwise print an uniformed postinst message > > as a bonus, this solution would also allow USE dependencies to work and > would replace some cases of 'has_version foo/bar[use]' > > - Samuli > >
Looks fine to me, this must be the previous solution referred by mgorny, but fail to see any comment there about that disadvantages that this solution could have :/


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