On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 12:02:20PM +0000, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
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> Hi.
> On 29-10-2010 11:03, Markos Chandras wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > I don't know how many of you are using these profiles. I would like to
> > propose a couple of changes
> > 
> > 1) I want to drop the warning message located on profile.bashrc files
> > e.g $PORTDIR/default/linux/amd64/10.0/server/profile.bashrc
> > It is more than obvious what this profile is for so I don't think this
> > message makes any sense.
> I've always taken the message about the server profiles not being
> properly tested as a warning that anyone wanting to run a "secure"
> server profile should use one of the hardened profiles.
But isn't that obvious? How is server profiles related to hardened
anyway? Anyway, this can stay. The rest about GCC and Glibc I think is
> If so, I'd leave that warning alone until we get enough people working
> on the server profiles so we can make any promises about it.
How many? Work on what actually? It is just a profile with minimal use
flags. There is nothing to work on :-/ I don't understand that. Tell me
which areas of server profile need more attention so I can understand
what are you talking about
> > 2) Furthermore I would like to drop the following use flags from default
> > IUSE
> > 
> > -apache2
> > -ldap
> > 
> > A minimal server installation does requires neither apache2 nor ldap 
> Although one can install a server without apache or ldap, I'd say the
> server profile seems the natural choice to have them enabled.
So you assume that the most common server configuration is for active
directory or web hosting
> If we had the statistics for it, we could check how many people have
> apache installed with that profile vs not having it. As there's nothing
> preventing one from having USE="-apache2 -ldap" when required and I
> don't use the server profiles, I don't really have a strong opinion
> about this.
Same for USE="apache2 ldap" on make.conf. That is not a valid argument
> - -- 
> Regards,
> Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
> Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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