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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Build dependencies and upgrades.
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:08:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Build dependencies and upgrades. by Mike Gilbert
1 Mike Gilbert posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:04:02 -0400 as excerpted:
3 > On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera
4 > (klondike) <klondike@g.o> wrote:
5 >> So, is there any reason for this behaviour? Shouldn't build
6 >> dependencies either be cleaned with --depclean after building or be
7 >> upgraded to avoid possible issues?
8 >>
9 >>
10 > I agree: with-bdeps should either default to y or n across the board.
11 >
12 > I understand the idea behind turning it on for depclean to reduce the
13 > amount uninstalls/re-installs, but I think that really just introduces
14 > more confusion than the time savings is worth.
16 FWIW, --with-bdeps is a relatively new portage option. AFAIK it was
17 added during the period when the docs team was pretty much just a single
18 person, who was getting further and further behind and was understandably
19 burnt out, but being the only person available, he remained at his post
20 tho I'm sure he would have MUCH rather done something else.
22 That's probably why there's no mention in the docs other than the portage
23 manpage. Now that we have swift back, he's applying some much needed
24 attention to the docs tree and its coming back into shape. =:^)
26 So yes, I'd suggest a handbook update is in order. Well, either that, or
27 arguably, a tweak of the portage defaults. But of course Zac's the guy
28 who knows most about that, and why the defaults are what they are, so
29 he's the one that needs to answer on that angle.
31 Meanwhile, thanks for bringing it up, klondike. =:^)
33 --
34 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
35 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
36 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Build dependencies and upgrades. Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>