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Bug 98465

Summary: app-cdr/cdrtools - superfluous use flag
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) <carlo>
Component: New packagesAssignee: optical media herd <media-optical>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 2005-07-09 11:12:39 UTC
You can read ChangeLogs?  If so, please do so.
Comment 2 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 2005-07-09 15:04:52 UTC
That's not my area of development.  You should address this bug to the portage-herd.
Comment 6 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-14 05:39:27 UTC
Right. >> Bug 98996