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From: Piotr Karbowski <slashbeast@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Rationalizing USE flags by narrowing the scope of them.
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2022 11:20:12
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Rationalizing USE flags by narrowing the scope of them. by Scott Ellis
1 Hi,
3 On 02/01/2022 01.03, Scott Ellis wrote:
4 > Your `ipv6` USE flag hits home - I don't use IPv6, nor do I want to have
5 > IPv6 support built into things (just another potential "thing" that I have
6 > to secure, or errors/warnings I need to suppress since I run an IPv6-less
7 > kernel).
8 >
9 > If there needs to be a path to culling USE flags, perhaps looking to which
10 > flags actually cause packages to pull in additional dependencies (vs solely
11 > enable/disable a feature) would be a better place to start?
13 And here I am having a deja vu, an associate of mine who happens to use
14 Gentoo also intentionally runs without IPv6. When we were traveling out
15 of country he was unable to use WIFI hotspot that I was connected to,
16 turns out, it was IPv6-only hotspot with NAT64 gateway. I had internet
17 access, he had rant about why IPv6-only networks are abomination and
18 that he never seen a network like it.
20 He won nothing, and neither do you win anything running without IPv6
21 support.
23 -- Piotr.