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From: Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-doc] Portage per-package environment/behavior
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 08:59:46
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-doc] Portage per-package environment/behavior by Joshua Saddler
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 07:13:59PM -0800, Joshua Saddler wrote:
> per-package cflags has never been an officially supported portage > feature. in fact, it's mostly been an env hack that users have been > actively discouraged from using. they can expect to see bugs closed > RESO WONTFIX when per-package cflag monkeying has been detected. as > such, we shouldn't be documenting how to do it.
I disagree. It is actively being suggested on #gentoo, and we already document features that could (or even will) result in RESO:WONTFIX, like using ~arch (both for a small set of packages as well as the entire system). I would rather have a <warn> in place then that sais it will hinder support during bug reports and might result in RESO:WONTFIX unless the user removes the specific settings and rebuilds with the system ones. Not documenting is, in my opinion, a lesser solution than documenting and saying why it is bad. Wkr, Sven Vermeulen


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Re: [gentoo-doc] Portage per-package environment/behavior Joshua Saddler <nightmorph@g.o>