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Bug 622480 - sys-apps/portage: add --autounmask-keep-keywords option
Summary: sys-apps/portage: add --autounmask-keep-keywords option
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 155723 autounmask 627566
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Reported: 2017-06-22 16:27 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2018-02-01 23:50 UTC (History)
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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-06-22 16:27:58 UTC
In some cases like bug 622462, emerge suggests mask changes when only USE changes are necessary. I would be nice to have a --autounmask-use-only option so that only USE changes are allowed (--autounmask-keep-masks allows keyword changes that are not necessarily desirable).
Comment 1 Michael 'veremitz' Everitt 2017-06-22 19:33:53 UTC
Patch and pull-request in progress. Just need to finish man page adjustment and write a quick unit test.
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-08-12 18:15:50 UTC
Since the first implementation of --autounmask-use-only also allows license changes, it's a misnomer. Instead, I propose a --autounmask-keep-keywords option. Patch set for review:
Comment 4 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2017-09-11 12:56:14 UTC
Would it make sense to document an order in which portage should try to change configuration like USE flags (profile, make.conf, command line) and build command line options around that. It seems to me that changes like this are adding more and more options to emerge which kind of obfuscate it.