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Bug 387775 - Should USE=git be global?
Summary: Should USE=git be global?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-20 03:39 UTC by Dan Wallis
Modified: 2011-10-20 15:54 UTC (History)
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Description Dan Wallis 2011-10-20 03:39:38 UTC
It appears that a number of packages use USE=git to enable optional support for dev-vcs/git. Should USE=git become a global USE flag?

parakeet ~ # grep -Fe ":git " /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc 
app-portage/layman:git - Support dev-vcs/git based overlays
dev-python/anyvc:git - Add support for Git
dev-util/kdevplatform:git - Enable Git version control support
dev-util/metro:git - Enable support for git snapshots
dev-util/monodevelop:git - Enable Git version control support
dev-util/qt-creator:git - enable git plugin
dev-vcs/cvs2svn:git - Support for dev-vcs/git
dev-vcs/fromcvs:git - Add support for conversion to dev-vcs/git repositories
dev-vcs/rabbitvcs:git - Enable plugin for dev-vcs/git
kde-base/dolphin-plugins:git - Enable support for the git VCS
sys-devel/gettext:git - When running `autopoint`, use git to store the internal development files; this requires git at runtime, but will be faster/smaller than raw archives
www-apps/redmine:git - Enable support for dev-vcs/git
xfce-extra/thunar-vcs-plugin:git - Enable dev-vcs/git support
parakeet ~ # 

Where dev-util/metro and sys-devel/gettext appear to have another meaning for their USE=git flag.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-10-20 15:54:56 UTC
Please drop this suggestion on the gentoo-dev mailing list.