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From: Francesco Riosa <vivo75@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] use.desc: Improve description of USE=test
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 23:14:52
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] use.desc: Improve description of USE=test by Mike Gilbert
1 Il 24/08/18 19:08, Mike Gilbert ha scritto:
2 > On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 10:45 AM Kent Fredric <kentnl@g.o> wrote:
3 >> On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 10:27:01 -0400
4 >> Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o> wrote:
5 >>
6 >>> If you want to define behavior that can be relied upon in ebuilds, it
7 >>> should be specified in PMS. PMS does not define any meaning for the
8 >>> "test" USE flag.
9 >> We should eschew idealism about how the world *should* behave, and avoid
10 >> making portage a steaming garbage heap in order to comply with a
11 >> terrible PMS specification of a heavily used feature.
12 > Portage still works just fine for most people who would enable
13 > FEATURES=test. Stop exaggerating.
14 >
15 People enabling FEATURES=test on most but not all packages had some
16 troubles and they need to disable them in both package.{env,use}
17 I'd like to have a flag to reinstate the previous portage behaviour, but
18 that's probably too late