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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Disappearing useflag hell
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 23:45:21
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Disappearing useflag hell by walt
1 walt wrote:
2 > Somewhere deep in the bowels of portage my 'introspection' useflag is
3 > vanishing -- but on just one of my three machines.
4 >
5 > I set the introspection useflag on all three machines (two ~amd64 and
6 > one ~x86) but when I run emerge --info, only two of the machines show
7 > the introspection useflag in the output. Why?
8 >
9 > All three machines share the same /usr/portage by NFS, so they all
10 > see the same use.mask and use.force files, etc.
11 >
12 > I'm running the default linux desktop gnome profile on all three.
13 >
14 > I tried deleting my /etc/portage/* on the problem machine, which made
15 > no difference.
16 >
17 > I even tried using an empty make.conf and adding the single line
18 > USE="introspection", but that made no difference either.
19 >
20 > When I flip other useflags in make.conf the changes show up in the
21 > output of emerge --info, but not when I flip 'introspection'.
22 >
23 > Two days wasted and I'm out of ideas.
24 >
25 > Anyone understand the details of emerge --info or what I can do to
26 > diagnose this problem?
27 >
28 >
29 >
31 I searched the -dev mailing list and only found references to the flag
32 being enabled on a lot of packages. It appears to be a Gnome thing but
33 don't quote me on it. Is it possible that it is enable by default
34 whether it is set or not? There was talk of making it on in the profile
35 instead of make.conf.
37 I would do a emerge -pv <package that uses the flag> and see if it shows
38 up there. If it is a small package, compile it then see if it is built
39 in or not. If it is, then they have it turned on somewhere. This is a
40 bug report that you can read on too.
44 That help any?
46 Dale
48 :-) :-)
50 --
51 I am only responsible for what I said ... Not for what you understood or how you interpreted my words!


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Disappearing useflag hell Bill Longman <bill.longman@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Disappearing useflag hell Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>