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From: Jorge Almeida <jjalmeida@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] How to switch from rust to rust-bin?
Date: Sun, 06 Sep 2020 08:54:13
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] How to switch from rust to rust-bin? by Walter Dnes
1 On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 8:49 AM Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org> wrote:
2 >
3 > When updating my refurbished Lenovo notebook, I saw that "rust" was
4 > being pulled in as a dependency by system-bootstrap. My initial
5 > reaction was WTF? I'm sure the kernel devs will say "because we said
7 I had the same problem. rust is pulled in by useful packages (e.g.
8 openbox, indirectly). I emerged rust-bin and then the packages I
9 wanted just used it as providing virtual/rust. There should exist some
10 USE flag, because if you don't emerge rust-bin priorly, emerge will
11 try to pull in rust-the-monster, and you may not realize there is an
12 alternative.
14 HTH
16 Jorge