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Bug 671776 - net-misc/openvswitch - missing MODULES_OPTIONAL_USE
Summary: net-misc/openvswitch - missing MODULES_OPTIONAL_USE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Matthew Thode ( prometheanfire )
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-11-23 22:59 UTC by David Klaftenegger
Modified: 2018-11-23 23:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description David Klaftenegger 2018-11-23 22:59:24 UTC
When trying to install net-misc/openvswitch, I wondered why it pulled in sys-kernel/gentoo sources, even though I have USE="-modules".

If I understand the linux-mod eclass correctly, the ebuild could specify
MODULES_OPTIONAL_USE="modules" to avoid pulling in kernel sources when not building external kernel modules.

Is there a reason other than building kernel modules to have that dependency?