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Bug 57828 - Portage should record USE flags used when creating binary packages
Summary: Portage should record USE flags used when creating binary packages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2272
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-07-21 02:13 UTC by Edvard Fagerholm
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Edvard Fagerholm 2004-07-21 02:13:24 UTC
If you compile a binary package, then portage should record the USE flags used when compiling that package into the package binary. This would help building automated installations in a heterogeneous environment. The typical case is that you have packages A and B. With default USE flags, A would depend on B, but you don't want A to use B even though you're going to install B on some computers. So you build a binary package with:

USE="-B" emerge -b A

Now you can't run emerge -K A on a computer where you don't need B at all (even though the binary package A does nothing with B), without having B installed, or you need to supply the USE flag again. The whole process is very frustrating, because you need to record every special USE flag you've used to compile every package...

Reproducible: Always
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Comment 1 Brian Harring gentoo-dev 2004-07-22 00:48:54 UTC
Err... It *is* recorded in the tbz2.
What you're after is the ability to depend (or rdepend in your case) on packages w/ a use flag enabled, which is a dupe.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2272 ***