Example 1: recode (app-text/recode) - conflicts with USE=mysql for all php ebuilds
Example 2: exif (media-libs/libexif) - causes php ebuilds to bail out if you
don't put gd and tiff into your use flags as well.
Example 3: gnutls (net-libs/gnutls) - broke dovecot (Bug 112070)
This is causing unpredictable results and borkage, don't do this without a
*really* good reason. Pretty much defeats the purpose of package.use for setting
a particular use flag for one ebuild as well; I pretty much agree with Bug 86687
, comment #7.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge sync
Unwanted USE flags pulled in.
Don't want any more use flags forced on me.
you're complaining about the existence of use.defaults
if you want it gone, start a thread on gentoo-dev
removing entries merely hides the problem, it doesnt fix anything
(In reply to comment #1)
> you're complaining about the existence of use.defaults
> if you want it gone, start a thread on gentoo-dev
OK, fair enough...
> removing entries merely hides the problem, it doesnt fix anything
Not exactly what I am requesting. This bug is about adding more fuel to a
feature which is IMHO broken by design. What is the benefit from adding more
stuff there and confusing users with mysteriously appearing USE flags?
*** Bug 120196 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***