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From: "Patrick Börjesson" <psycho@××××××××.cx>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Package-specific USE-flags?
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 20:18:10
1 Is there some way to set package-specific USE-flags in some config-file
2 somewhere so I don't have to give it manually on the command-line each
3 and every time I want to reemerge or upgrade the package?
4 If not, then that functionality would make my life (and probably many
5 others too) alot easier. I just did an "update world" and after it
6 finished I realised that I had to reemerge a couple of packages since my
7 global USE-flags didn't comply with those I wanted for those specific
8 packages. For example: I don't want QT-support built-in for most of the
9 software on my machine so I have "-qt" in my USE-flag in make.conf, but
10 since I want the qt-gui for licq I have to reemerge licq with USE="qt"
11 after every single time licq is a part of an "update world". And just
12 recently I had to lower the aggressiveness on my CFLAGS to be able to
13 emerge mozilla-firebird. I don't want those slack CFLAGS for most of the
14 packages in my system so I have to give the CFLAGS manually when
15 emerging that package.
16 A suggestion on how to realise it would be package-specific USE-flags in
17 make.conf or some other config-file under /etc. For example: If I
18 would want qt-support in licq then I'd add LICQ_USE="qt" in make.conf or
19 whatever where LICQ_USE is the package-name in uppercase followed by
20 _USE. Since there are support for converting strings to uppercase in
21 python I don't see a problem in implementing this feature.
22 Has there been no request for this feature earlier? Or is there another
23 obstacle in the way of implementing it?
25 Eagerly awaiting your response,
26 Patrick Börjesson
28 P.S. Sorry for the long post. D.S.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Package-specific USE-flags? John Mylchreest <johnm@g.o>