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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 02:12:35
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge -C eselect-python disaster by Dale
Dale posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:06:06 -0600 as excerpted:

> I am subscribed to -user as well. I been using Gentoo since the 1.4 > days. This is about improving portage which is a good thing to talk > about here. The devs do it, not the user. ;-) Also, I already know > how to use portage pretty good. I'm not asking for support just trying > to improve things.
Do note that there's a portage-specific list as well. IDR what the name is but on gmane (where I follow it) it's the gmane.linux.gentoo.portage.devel newsgroup. It's not a user list either, but they're reasonably friendly and it wouldn't be bothering the non- portage devs that way. As for this, I say let it be (except for possibly making -C output a bigger warning in general). The documentation is pretty clear, and Gentoo never has been about hand-holding. If a user can't read the documentation and thus asks to screw themselves, Gentoo provides the tools to do it -- and they're POWER tools, too! =:^) I don't see that changing and don't believe it should. There's other distributions out there for users who want or need a namby-pamby baby-sat hand-held version. Gentoo is not and never has been the right choice for them, and I don't believe we should be trying to make it so. (That said, a warning on -C similar to that on -c, might be wise, but that's an implementation detail the discussion of which doesn't belong here.) -- Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman