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