On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Thomas Sachau <to...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> Am 29.10.2010 14:13, schrieb Petteri Räty:
>> On 29.10.2010 15.02, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>> 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.
>> And enabling a use flag should be question of is it wanted when a
>> package actually support those flags. On a server when you are
>> installing a package with a apache use flag it's certainly possible to
>> you would like to have it enabled more often than not.
>> Regards,
>> Petteri
> Which raises the question, if those people, who want to install a minimal 
> server will mostly use
> apache or something different. And especially for minimal setups, i dont 
> think that apache will be
> the first choice, so i agree with the removal of those USE flags from default 
> The profile is intended to have a minimal set of flags, i would call apache 
> an additional optional
> flag, not a default option for minimal server setups.

Totally agreed!

Best regards.

Rafael Goncalves Martins
Gentoo Linux developer

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