Am 30.10.2010 03:37, schrieb Donnie Berkholz:
> On 15:46 Fri 29 Oct     , Thomas Sachau wrote:
>> 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 IUSE. 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.
> I'm not sure when this transition happened, as profile USE flags have 
> traditionally been a reasonable default set rather than a minimal set. 
> This gives people who don't have much experience with Gentoo a decent 
> chance at getting a working system on their first try. For people who 
> have more experience, it's not exactly difficult to change things.

If i remember it right, the server profile was created for those people, who 
only want a minimum
amount of default profile enabled USE flags (so no desktop profile because of 
that), but on the
other side dont want to do the additional work/checks/reading for hardened 
profiles (which have much
less profile enabled USE flags, but also have the special gcc, glibc and 
Kernel), basicly a profile,
which does the same as hardened profile without the specific hardened bits.

Thomas Sachau

Gentoo Linux Developer

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