On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM, David Leverton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Saturday 01 November 2008 02:44:50 Josh Saddler wrote:
>> emboss - Seriously. Who needs the European Biology Open Software Suite
>> on a *desktop* oriented system?
> That flag is only used by a few sci-biology packages, so if you don't have any
> of those installed, it doesn't matter whether the flag is on or off.  IIRC
> the argument for having it on was that the majority of people who /do/ use
> those packages will want it.
> I suppose one could say that it should be set in IUSE or profile package.use
> instead, but IMHO, if there are enough packages using it to justify making it
> a global flag in the first place, and all of them need the same default, it
> makes sense to set the default globally (*cough*ocamlopt*cough*).

Why not use EAPI=1 for those ebuilds and turn the flag on by default?
Same for the panel stuff for which +eds is good for integration? I
think EAPI=1 +use should be used to de-pollute the desktop etc
profiles :)

IIRC, there are enough stable versions of portage with EAPI=1 support.

~Nirbheek Chauhan

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