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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] USE=pic reminder
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 14:07:34
1 as a reminder, NEVER utilize USE=pic in your package unless you know exactly
2 what it's for and you're sure you need it ... a quick `grep -Rl ^IUSE=.*pic`
3 of the tree shows a bunch of ebuilds which appear to be misusing it:
4 app-admin/amanda
5 app-text/djvu
6 media-libs/guilib
7 media-libs/libvisual
8 media-tv/tvtime
9 media-video/avidemux
10 net-im/silc-plugin
12 packages which just straight up suck at life wrt PIC handling:
13 net-mail/uw-imap
14 net-mail/checkpassword
15 (anyone who just has 'append-flags -fPIC' because it 'worked')
17 fix your packages people or i'll fix you !
19 to prevent this in the future, perhaps i'll move USE=pic into use.local.desc
20 so that people stop thinking it's OK to use normally ... or maybe i'll revise
21 the description with 'dont touch this flag unless you know what you are
22 doing' ... thoughts ?
23 -mike
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] USE=pic reminder "Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò" <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] USE=pic reminder Francesco Riosa <francesco@×××××××××.it>
Re: [gentoo-dev] USE=pic reminder Jan Brinkmann <luckyduck@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] USE=pic reminder "Kevin F. Quinn" <ml@××××××××.com>