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Bug 100598 - Request for ufed or other use flag editor in stages
Summary: Request for ufed or other use flag editor in stages
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Release Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-28 08:26 UTC by Peter Forsberg
Modified: 2005-07-28 08:48 UTC (History)
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Description Peter Forsberg 2005-07-28 08:26:36 UTC
This is not actually a bug, it's more of an annoyance.

From my experience of setting up various machines for some very different
purposes and hardware, I have encountered that copying the /etc/make.conf of a
generic machine is quite useless. 

Often I, and presumably others, will have to go through all of the
/usr/portage/profiles/use.desc - And that is a tedious affair.

What I am requesting is a use flag editor of some sort in at least stage1.
Ufed would do just fine. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up on the livecd, prepare the box
2. Unpack stage 1 and chroot
3. Edit /etc/make.conf and ufed

Actual Results:  
The command ufed is not found:

-bash: ufed: command not found

Expected Results:  
The ufed front screen should appear, allowing me to choose my useflag really
quick and easy.

Ehm, I don't have emerge from a stage 1 right now, but I am sure, that you know
the setup :-)

ATM, ufed (x86) is dependent on the following packages:


IMHO, it should not be hard to include these (if they're not already in stage 1,
I know that TermReadKey isn't)
Comment 1 Chris Gianelloni (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-28 08:48:20 UTC
This will, guaranteed, *never* be added to a stage1.  The stage1 is the absolute
minimum required to bootstrap, and nothing more.  I have no intentions on
breaking that tradition with a USE flag editor that has such hefty requirements.

The best that would probably ever be considered would be having it added to a
stage3, but that would be rejected by the developer community at large for the
same reasons that dhcp and slocate are no longer a part of system... not
everyone needs it.

Perhaps if there is an editor out there that doesn't have hefty requirements,
and is very small and capable, then we would consider adding it to the CD media
itself, but there will never be one in any of the stages.