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From: Francesco Riosa <vivo@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Make logrotate a global USE flag?
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 13:07:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Make logrotate a global USE flag? by Thomas de Grenier de Latour
1 Thomas de Grenier de Latour wrote:
2 > On Sat, 28 Jan 2006 18:58:52 -0800
3 > Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o> wrote:
4 >
5 >> You want people to recompile the whole package to get another
6 >> text file installed?
7 >
8 > When would one recompile a package just for that? Only case i can
9 > think of is when someone who already has setup his apache / ftp /
10 > database / whatever server suddenly discover what "logrotate" is
11 > and thus decide to start using it, whereas until then he didn't
12 > payed any attention to the flag each time it was listed by "emerge
13 > -pv". That sounds rather unlikely, and i would say "too bad, be
14 > more careful next time..." to such a sysadmin. And anyway, this
15 > user doesn't really have to recompile anything to fix his mistake:
16 > he can still have a look on the ebuild to see that if the file he
17 > is missing is available in $FILESDIR, or use "ebuild unpack" and
18 > get it from the sources tree when it comes from upstream.
19 >
20 [snip]
22 indeed, rephrasing what sayd before in the same thread:
24 Mysql eclass will add a USE flag, local or global, "logrotate" for next
25 versions of MySQL, not touching the old ebuilds.
27 Run-time needed files will still live in $PORTDIR/dev-db/mysql/files,
28 because their size is small, and they change seldom. Compile time needed
29 files have been already moved in a separate SRC_URI fetched file.
31 Unless we decide to drop totally "logrotate" use flag support.
33 BTW hope this is not enough fuel to start another flamewar.
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