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From: "Petteri R├Ąty" <betelgeuse@g.o>
To: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-java] binary virtual machines and use flags / dependencies (X, alsa, odbc)
Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 16:45:45
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-java] binary virtual machines and use flags / dependencies (X, alsa, odbc) by Joshua Nichols
Joshua Nichols wrote:
> William L. Thomson Jr. wrote: >> On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 21:04 -0500, Joshua Nichols wrote: >> >>> I don't think either of these are particular ideal. I think it would >>> slightly better to depend on the things that the libraries needed. >>> >> Well I am not sure that would work or be ideal. A few reasons. One if >> someone was on a server and so not using alsa, extra stuff is pulled in. >> Now one could say big deal. >> >> However two, if we installed all deps by default that would also include >> X. Which is a very large app, many deps, takes forever to compile even >> on fast hardware. >> >> Now some time back when I was using JGenerator (a servlet) via Tomcat it >> had deps on X. I can't recall what happened, I do not believe it was >> anything catatstrophic. At the same time it was not the greatest either, >> logs were created and JGenerator would not work till I installed X. >> >> Granted both these scenarios are more server related than desktop. >> However it's cases where the extra stuff would not be wanted across the >> board. Much less have to package.provide stuff etc? >> >> Unfortunately I think use flag is best, and yes it creates broken >> symbols and etc for missing stuff. Not sure what to say, but it's murky >> waters, and I am not sure there is any elegant, or ideal way to go about >> it? Will keep the thinking cap on about it though. >> >> > For now, I think I agree that the use flag just for dependencies is the > best route to take. We currently do this to an extent, but just need to > make sure it is applied to all the appropriate VMs >
IMHO the best course of action is to use use flags and delete the shared libraries if the use flag is turned off. I just never go to finishing the work I started. Many people use java on server machines and as such don't want anything X installed. Regards, Petteri


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