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From: Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 02:59:21
1 Hello,
3 Background:
5 I enable USE flags by adding them to /etc/portage/package.use. This
6 file is filled with all sorts of "personal preference customizations"
7 of my system. This file does not contain "required system USE flags".
9 A month ago emerge insisted that I enable a USE flag
10 "ruby_targets_ruby19" to a bunch of packages on my system. Feeling
11 uncomfortable adding a "system required" USE flag to package.use (vs
12 "personal preference customization"), I posted to this list and indeed
13 learned that I was going about it all wrong! In that particular case,
14 I should have added 'RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18 ruby19"' to /etc/make.conf.
15 Actually, the Gentoo team should add this to the profile... presumably
16 they will eventually do this or have done so already.
18 Question:
20 Today emerge is asking me to add "=sys-fs/udev-171-r6 hwdb" to
21 package.use to appease udisk. Just as before, this looks fishy to me
22 and I would like to get your opinion about how to properly satisfy
23 this seemingly system-required-use-flag. My gut instinct is that this
24 USE flag requirement should be handled by the Gentoo team in the
25 profile or in some other place that I never look at.
27 What do you guys think? Should I append "udev hwdb" to package.use
28 right after my long list of "personal preference customizations"?
30 Thank you,
32 Chris
34 PS: A snippet from my /etc/portage/package.use:
36 # Give a GUI to cmake
37 dev-util/cmake qt4
39 # Enable nice mounts in gnome
40 gnome-base/gvfs fuse
42 # Enable plotting in octave
43 sci-mathematics/octave gnuplot
45 # Enable GNOME right-click to create targz
46 app-arch/file-roller nautilus
48 # Satisfy a dependency I do not understand needed by a package I never heard of
49 =sys-fs/udev-171-r6 hwdb


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Adding a use flag: hwdb David W Noon <dwnoon@××××××××.com>