Gentoo Fun

Richard Laager rlaager at
Fri Jul 20 16:10:12 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-20 at 15:17 -0400, Etan Reisner wrote:
> You missed that my point was that they should NOT have USE flags *at all*.
> They should just all be left at the defaults, period. There is virtually
> *zero* benefit to being able to disable certain protocols because building
> them doesn't require extra dependencies, if people want the extra
> protocols they install the dependencies and things work if they don't want
> them they don't have the dependencies (or they have them and don't care).

Or you could have positive USE flags only. For example, USE=gadugadu
would tell the Pidgin package to pull in Gadu-Gadu as a dependency
before it's built. Then, Pidgin's configure script would detect GG and
use it, without any other special changes.

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