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Bug 86822 - motif-config feature request
Summary: motif-config feature request
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-26 19:23 UTC by Martin Flugeldufel
Modified: 2005-03-28 09:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Martin Flugeldufel 2005-03-26 19:23:58 UTC
  Motif applications will be built against whatever version motif-config 
  considers to be the "current profile". Some apps work best with a specific 
  version, others just plain break with Lesstif (using XmComboBox, f.example).
  That's probably not a major problem when emerging an application for the 
  first time, but certainly is when more than one are updated at once.

  Make motif applications listen to a "lesstif" USE flag, similar to "gtk2", 
  "xaw3d", etc., so even when mass-updating the user's preferences are 
  remembered per ebuild.
Comment 1 Daniel Black (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-26 22:10:22 UTC
/etc/portage/package.use can be used to store individual use flags per package. see man portage for details.
Comment 2 Martin Flugeldufel 2005-03-27 19:23:03 UTC
That's actually what I'm suggesting and also how things worked until late 2004. 
Unfortunately, with the advent of "motif-config" there IS nothing one could
put in "portage.use".
Comment 3 Heinrich Wendel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-28 09:34:12 UTC
If apps don't work with a specified version of motif they should depend on the version that works, they can get the includes and linking flags from motif-config with motif-config -I and motif-config -L.