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From: Dan Meltzer <parallelgrapefruit@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 13:25:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate by Chris Gianelloni
1 The problem with ebuild config, at least until bug 11359 is handled,
2 is if the package is emerged early on in a list of packages, there is
3 a chance the person won't know to use ebuild config.... would it be
4 possible for portage to run an ebuild config for _all_ packages that
5 need it after _all_ packages that are being emerged are emerged? This
6 way the upgrade goes without interference, but the customization waits
7 until the person comes back, either that or an emerge config that
8 tracks all packages that need config that have yet to be configged,
9 currently, hoping a person thinks to ebuild packagename config is a
10 lot to ask, unless every package takes use of it...
12 On 4/29/05, Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote:
13 > On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 09:36 +0900, Jason Stubbs wrote:
14 > > > In fact, I've thought many times about supplying "pre-packages" that are
15 > > > no more than a collection of all the config files for a given package.
16 > >
17 > > What about the unused `ebuild [ebuild] config`? Isn't that the perfect place
18 > > for this sort of stuff? The only package that I know that uses this feature
19 > > is mysql. There are way more possibilities.
20 >
21 > I use it fairly regularly. I know that we use it on any game that
22 > requires a CD key, and also for VMWare (I bet most people don't know
23 > that!) to configure the modules.
24 >
25 > I hadn't considered using it for actually configuring a package (duh!)
26 > but that really is a very cool idea. Imagine if we started doing this
27 > for more packages. It would remove one of the primary complaints people
28 > have about Gentoo being "too hard" since they don't know "what to do
29 > next" after they emerge a package. If we got people used to "ebuild
30 > [ebuild] config", then we could remove a good bit of the issue.
31 >
32 > Just an idea, but one I'll probably be using more often now.
33 >
34 > --
35 > Chris Gianelloni
36 > Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
37 > Games - Developer
38 > Gentoo Linux
39 >
40 >
41 >
43 --
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Jason Stubbs <jstubbs@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] New global USE flag: logrotate Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>