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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] abuse of package.use
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 22:50:38
Message-Id: 1093301433.22751.7.camel@localhost
1 Hi all,
3 in the last days I noticed a trend to fix bugs by using package.use to
4 filter useflags.
5 Right now my package.use contains:
7 php (ok, 5.0.1 uses so many flags that I don't mind)
8 pygtk -opengl (pyopengl won't build on my machine a.t.m.)
9 imlib gtk (otherwise imlib b0rks really bad)
11 Please, fix the ebuilds instead of hax0ring a solution with package.use.
12 I don't want to install a package.use just so that emerge -e world
13 completes, and from my point of view it is really wrong since it ignores
14 my global useflags (and I really dislike gtk, so why should I ever have
15 to enable it?). </rant>
17 I think php5 is an exception since it uses many useflags that are often
18 mutually exclusive.
20 Many thanks,
21 Patrick
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Re: [gentoo-dev] abuse of package.use Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>