|Summary:||app-cdr/cdrtools - superfluous use flag|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) <carlo>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||optical media herd <media-optical>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 07:27:23 UTC
We have the the 'crypt' use flag to enable cryptography support. You're unneedlessly raising the complexity of portage by adding weird named use flags like "on-the-fly-crypt".
Comment 1 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 11:12:39 UTC
You can read ChangeLogs? If so, please do so.
Comment 2 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 13:34:01 UTC
I admit I didn't. But I hope this is only a workaround in the meantime. It can't be the solution to end with thousands of different use flags. Personally I start to dislike Gentoo a bit because of the number of use flags. It's becoming more painful than helpful.
Comment 3 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 13:46:03 UTC
I also disliked to change the USE-flag from 'crypt' to 'on-the-fly-crypt'. But this patch will never-ever work on all Linux-arches and not on any non-Linux-system for sure. A solution would be to drop that patch again.
Comment 4 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 14:12:28 UTC
Hm, then it's probably time to enhance portage to accept a list of use.mask'ed packages after the use flag itself.
Comment 5 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) 2005-07-09 15:04:52 UTC
That's not my area of development. You should address this bug to the portage-herd.