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From: "Peter Böhm" <×××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] making rust-bin ordered first in virtual/rust
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 10:30:16
Message-Id: 11906776.O9o76ZdvQC@big
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] making rust-bin ordered first in virtual/rust by Mart Raudsepp
1 Dear Developers,
3 I like your goal to make Gentoo more user-friendly but Gentoo is a source
4 based distribution and I dont like binary versions as a default. My question
5 is:
7 Who has problems with "big" packages like rust or firefox ?
9 Only User which doesnt know there is a binary version. So, in every case we
10 need to describe it in our AMD64 handbook.
12 Am Freitag, 21. Januar 2022, 10:22:14 CET schrieb Mart Raudsepp:
13 > Anyhow, my vote is to default to rust-bin - people can easily be told
14 > to move to dev-lang/rust at their convenience and then explicitly
15 > depclean rust-bin.
17 I am dreaming about another solution where this is not needed:
19 In our /etc/portage/make.conf we can have a new:
21 MAKEBIN="rust firefox"
23 ... resulting in an automatic switch to the binary version of all included
24 packages ... of course this is also as recommendation in our AMD64 handbook
25 (with a clue to delete it if not desired).
27 Kind reagards,
28 Peter


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Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] making rust-bin ordered first in virtual/rust Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>