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From: Jason Stubbs <jstubbs@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:37:06
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Donnie Berkholz
1 On Friday 29 April 2005 07:28, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
2 > My problem with it is that Joe User, who doesn't do ebuilds, will change
3 > his USE flags and recompile an entire package just to get a little
4 > logrotate file that has nothing to do with the source of the package
5 > itself. This waste of time is pointless, which is why I call the USE
6 > flag dumb.
7 >
8 > I'd prefer to have some package that's just a collection of logrotate
9 > files for a ton of packages, if there's some reason a ~400-byte file is
10 > just killing your system. Or a separate package for each file. Doesn't
11 > matter to me.
12 >
13 > In fact, I've thought many times about supplying "pre-packages" that are
14 > no more than a collection of all the config files for a given package.
16 What about the unused `ebuild [ebuild] config`? Isn't that the perfect place
17 for this sort of stuff? The only package that I know that uses this feature
18 is mysql. There are way more possibilities.
20 > > As an aside, my preference would be to install them by default, but
21 > > allow a nologrotate equivalent to "nodoc", "noinfo", or "noman". That
22 > > would require hacking portage, though, which seems silly for something
23 > > so trivial. Does anybody remember why we chose "nodoc", "noinfo", and
24 > > "noman" instead of a generic INSTALL_MASK="/usr/share/doc
25 > > /usr/share/man ..." flag which could be more general?
27 > There does appear to also be an INSTALL_MASK. I just grepped
28 > /usr/lib/portage for it.
30 Iggy's (is that his real name?) request.
32 Regards,
33 Jason Stubbs
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>