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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:44:58
Message-Id: 20060228143940.23149665@snowdrop.home
In Reply to: Re[2]: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role by Jakub Moc
1 On Tue, 28 Feb 2006 10:49:13 +0100 Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o> wrote:
2 | No, that's not a policy document, ebuild policy is documented here:
3 |
5 No, the whole thing is policy.
7 | Moreover, the cited howto is wrong, since it will break built_with_use
8 | checks
10 No, that's a separate issue.
12 | The howto also doesn't apply to cases like
13 | recode vs. mysql, because that's a completely different
14 | functionality, you can't exactly choose which one is better on behalf
15 | of the user.
17 No, it does apply.
19 | So, to sum it up - you can't make up for portage's lack of features by
20 | inventing a policy that doesn't work. Once again - until portage can
21 | handle USE-based dependencies and until portage can handle
22 | conflicting use flags, there's nothing that could be done here.
24 Until Portage can handle conflicting USE flags, one should take the
25 policy-mandated solution that has been sufficient for everyone else for
26 four years or more. Sure, it's not perfect, but it's a hell of a lot
27 better than repeatedly exploding in the user's face midway through an
28 install.
30 --
31 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Wearer of the shiny hat)
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Re[2]: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role Jakub Moc <jakub@g.o>