Gentoo Fun

Walter A. Boring IV waboring at
Fri Jul 20 16:31:59 EDT 2007

Richard Laager wrote:
> 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.
> Richard
As far as gentoo users are concerned that's all they want.  When a use
flag is enabled, it pulls in the dependencies.
It's more of an ebuild file issue, not a pidgin or configure script
issue AFAIK


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