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From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 22:17:13
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Donnie Berkholz
1 Donnie Berkholz wrote: [Thu Apr 28 2005, 03:21:50PM CDT]
2 > Yes. Or don't install it at all, and let people create their own. This
3 > is a dumb USE flag.
5 I'd say that "dumb USE flag" is rather harsh. It seems clear that (a)
6 many users would like a logrotate script installed for them, and since
7 it's not all that difficult we should probably oblige, and that (b) some
8 users won't want any logrotate scripts installed. Most optional things
9 of this sort or handled by USE flags, although I'll grant that sometimes
10 we decide by fiat that things should be done a certain way because
11 making something optional is just too much work for too little gain.
13 As an aside, my preference would be to install them by default, but
14 allow a nologrotate equivalent to "nodoc", "noinfo", or "noman". That
15 would require hacking portage, though, which seems silly for something
16 so trivial. Does anybody remember why we chose "nodoc", "noinfo", and
17 "noman" instead of a generic INSTALL_MASK="/usr/share/doc
18 /usr/share/man ..." flag which could be more general?
20 -g2boojum-
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22 Grant Goodyear
23 Gentoo Developer
24 g2boojum@g.o
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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 Christian Birchinger <joker@g.o>