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From: Blake Bartenbach <blakebartenbach@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Rationalizing USE flags by narrowing the scope of them.
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 04:45:56
Message-Id: CGUWLH96O4RL.TEBGL9JW5VYU@noex
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Rationalizing USE flags by narrowing the scope of them. by Piotr Karbowski
1 On Sat Jan 1, 2022 at 4:21 PM CST, Piotr Karbowski wrote:
2 > I'd like to focus on the 'reasonably want' here.
3 >
5 I find that words like "reasonable" are generally useless. The issue
6 is, it's completely subjective. Do you think the average
7 person would think that using Gentoo is reasonable for their home
8 computing? Is it resonable for grandma? I think it's reasonable for me.
10 > The thing is, it's 2022, and it does not make any sense to *not* support
11 > IPv6, even if one does not connect to any network with IPv6, there's no
12 > harm to just have it there.
13 >
15 This kind of logic goes down a slippery slope very quickly though.
16 "There's no harm to just have it there" kind of defeats the purpose of a
17 configurable operating system.
19 > Beside 'ipv6', there are other USE flags that I have on mind. 'pam'
20 > being another of them.
21 >
23 Well, I'm not sure about the pam one. The only USE flag that
24 consistently baffles me is 'X'. It really does not seem to have a well
25 defined definition, and it seems to do different things with different
26 packages. For the longest time, I had that flag globally disabled, but
27 used X and almost every package worked totally fine.
29 -- Blake