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From: James Broadhead <jamesbroadhead@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Candidates for global USE flags
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 07:12:10
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: Candidates for global USE flags by Ryan Hill
On 2 October 2011 03:57, Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:19:26 +0300 > Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o> wrote: > >> >    17   tools >> >     9   utils >> >> tools, and utils, what's the difference? perhaps pick one and unify them >> into global USE flag > > Saying what?  "Install optional tools or utilities."  That's pretty useless as > far as descriptions go. > > I'd rather they were local flags describing exactly what gets installed.
Absolutely. A 'tools' or 'utils' flag is completely useless; until you try it in frustration having found that you're missing some part of the package (or having read the ebuild). In some cases, the local flags could even use the names of the binaries that they would additionally build