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From: Cory Visi <merlin@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:41:16
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Henrik Brix Andersen
1 On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 10:30:03AM +0200, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I'd like to propose a new global USE flag named 'logrotate' to add
5 > support for app-admin/logrotate (by installing logrotate config files
6 > to /etc/logrotate.d/).
7 >
8 > There are currently one local USE flag named logrotate in
9 > net-proxy/squid, which of course isn't enough to justify having a global
10 > USE flag - but it seems other packages, at least app-admin/syslog-ng,
11 > currently unconditionally install a config file to /etc/logrotate.d/.
12 >
13 > There are 4 open enhancement requests in Gentoo bugzilla about ebuilds
14 > which could install such a config file, and I am sure many other ebuilds
15 > could as well (anything that logs to a file).
16 >
17 > If there are no objections to this I will make 'logrotate' a global USE
18 > flag once I add a logrotate config file to sys-power/acpid.
20 Why do we even need a USE flag for this? The logrotate config files are
21 max, 4k. Just include the config file with your ebuild, which is what I
22 have done up until now. A user can either run logrotate or not. This
23 isn't about turning on a feature, it's about saving 4k. I don't think
24 it's worth it; I feel like USE flags are getting completely out of
25 control.
27 Please comment.
29 Thanks,
30 Cory
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>