Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 13:45:08
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Cory Visi
1 Cory Visi wrote:
2 > On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 10:30:03AM +0200, Henrik Brix Andersen wrote:
3 >
4 >>Hi,
5 >>
6 >>I'd like to propose a new global USE flag named 'logrotate' to add
7 >>support for app-admin/logrotate (by installing logrotate config files
8 >>to /etc/logrotate.d/).
9 >>
10 >>There are currently one local USE flag named logrotate in
11 >>net-proxy/squid, which of course isn't enough to justify having a global
12 >>USE flag - but it seems other packages, at least app-admin/syslog-ng,
13 >>currently unconditionally install a config file to /etc/logrotate.d/.
14 >>
15 >>There are 4 open enhancement requests in Gentoo bugzilla about ebuilds
16 >>which could install such a config file, and I am sure many other ebuilds
17 >>could as well (anything that logs to a file).
18 >>
19 >>If there are no objections to this I will make 'logrotate' a global USE
20 >>flag once I add a logrotate config file to sys-power/acpid.
21 >
22 >
23 > Why do we even need a USE flag for this? The logrotate config files are
24 > max, 4k. Just include the config file with your ebuild, which is what I
25 > have done up until now. A user can either run logrotate or not. This
26 > isn't about turning on a feature, it's about saving 4k. I don't think
27 > it's worth it; I feel like USE flags are getting completely out of
28 > control.
30 Not everyone uses logrotate (its optional in system now) so they may not want
31 those files. Thats how I view it at least.
33 --
34 Lance Albertson <ramereth@g.o>
35 Gentoo Infrastructure | Operational Manager
37 ---
38 Public GPG key: <>
39 Key fingerprint: 0423 92F3 544A 1282 5AB1 4D07 416F A15D 27F4 B742
41 ramereth/


File name MIME type
signature.asc application/pgp-signature