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Bug 254722 - app-text/poppler-bindings: package needs at least one USE flag but no USE flag enabled by default
Summary: app-text/poppler-bindings: package needs at least one USE flag but no USE fla...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High QA (vote)
Assignee: Peter Alfredsen (RETIRED)
Depends on: 264230
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Reported: 2009-01-12 23:04 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2009-04-27 21:36 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-12 23:04:47 UTC

You're receiving this canned (template-based) bug report because I found an annoyance with a package during my tinderbox run.

The package in question is checking for one out of a series of USE flags to be enabled, likely because these are multiple selectable backends, but it currently does not use the EAPI=1 feature of default USE flags to work out of the box.

You can see in my blog post in the URL field why that's a problem, and how to address the issue.

It would be very kind of you for both users and developers working on automated reporting, if the ebuild for the package enabled by default at least one backend (more might be enabled if needed).

Please note that sometimes you don't feel the need for this because the desktop profile already enables some of the USE flags, but please consider the idea of enabling them nonetheless, it would help a lot.

Comment 1 Peter Alfredsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-12 23:17:57 UTC
I'm planning to fix this by eventually splitting poppler and -bindings into the following packages (from memory):
poppler-glib IUSE="cairo"
poppler-utils IUSE="abiword"
poppler IUSE="splash"

But setting a default use flag on the current package probably isn't a good idea since each use flag pulls in a mayor gui library.
Comment 2 Peter Alfredsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-04-27 21:36:39 UTC
Fixed in dev-libs/poppler-glib. You have only [cairo] to toggle there.