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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: rfc: oldnet scripts splitting out from OpenRC
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:37:44
Message-Id: pan$34f1e$926ec6c$6c63f1ae$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: rfc: oldnet scripts splitting out from OpenRC by Carlos Silva
1 Carlos Silva posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:51:01 +0000 as excerpted:
3 > gentoo *running* in a box without it having network connection
4 > [is AFAIK] not something any John Doe would do. Offline
5 > installations and "runtimes" are for geeks that use linux for a long
6 > time and know how the system work and have the knowledge to build a
7 > stage4 or chroot and move it to another box. It's not something
8 > technically difficult for us "geeks", but would take ages for some
9 > non-geek to do it.
11 That sounds an awful lot like how most distro users out there would
12 characterize gentoo in general...
14 The point being, as said many times before, gentoo isn't a hand-holding
15 distro. We provide the tools and often the documentation, but at some
16 point it's up to the user, and gentoo is one of the few distros that
17 seems to both recognize and respect that line, making it reasonably easy
18 for a user to do whatever they want, including breaking something and
19 keeping the pieces if that's the ultimate end result of what they want...
21 FWIW, that's one of the reasons a lot of us ARE gentooers. =:^)
23 > The bottom line here is, does @system have to have
24 > virtual/network-provider?
25 > - Yes -> Make it RDEPEND;
26 > - No -> don't care and just set some use flags.
27 >
28 > The question above is more a political one than technical.
30 Agreed.
32 FWIW, either a stdnet/oldnet default-use in openrc, or a virtual/net in
33 @system, sounds appropriate to me. I do believe that if oldnet is split
34 out, however, it only makes sense to split out newnet as well.
35 Otherwise, people are likely to favor newnet in ordered to avoid another
36 package, when the gentoo default has always been oldnet, and this
37 proposal isn't about changing that.
39 Meanwhile, FTR, I run both USE=-* and an entirely negated @system (no
40 packages in @system at all, as I've /etc/portage/profile/packages-ed them
41 away!), but AM running oldnet here. So whatever the solution ends up
42 being, I almost certainly have some config changes to deal with coming
43 up. But that's precisely why I'm subscribed here, to get a heads-up on
44 this sort of thing coming down the pike before I crash into it and GAME
45 OVER!
47 --
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49 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
50 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman