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Bug 258173 - sys-power/acpid-1.0.4-r5 invalid use of logrotate USE flag
Summary: sys-power/acpid-1.0.4-r5 invalid use of logrotate USE flag
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High QA (vote)
Assignee: Mobile Herd (OBSOLETE)
Depends on:
Blocks: 198901
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Reported: 2009-02-08 18:16 UTC by Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-03-31 20:23 UTC (History)
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Description Thilo Bangert (RETIRED) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-08 18:16:52 UTC
Having a use
flag for installing one plaintext file doesn't make sense.

- ebuilds don't handle this consistently (some just use this flag for
doins/newins a script to /etc/logrotate.d, some add app-admin/logrotate
dependency, some install the scripts unconditionally)

- users can use INSTALL_MASK if diskspace is an issue for them (extremely
unlikely), plus the installed scripts have no effect until you install
logrotate anyway, so if you don't want this functionality, just don't install
it, if you do, emerge logrotate and you don't have to care about anything else
and no need to re-emerge anything).

(BTW, the usage of this flag in net-proxy/squid really is special, don't quite
understand why not just use the rotate functionality squid itself has.)

So, please nuke the use flag and install the stuff unconditionally.


newer version (1.0.6-r1) does not have USE flag and is stable (but has open bugs)...
see #198901 and gentoo-dev for more info.
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2010-03-31 20:23:51 UTC
+  31 Mar 2010; Samuli Suominen <> acpid-1.0.4-r5.ebuild:
+  Remove USE logrotate wrt #258173 by Thilo Bangert.