On Monday, October 17, 2016 9:29:15 PM EDT Kent Fredric wrote: > On Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:30:44 -0400 > > "William L. Thomson Jr." <wlt...@o-sinc.com> wrote: > > You actually came up with one I was not considering at first but provides > > a > > direct technical benefit you cannot achieve with a USE flag. > > > > > If anything, I'd imagine if that case arose, it would manifest itself > > > more > > > > > > as: > > > icedtea-bin + USE=official > > > > Then how would you test that against non official? You cannot install the > > same package twice at the same time with different USE flags. You can't > > even make binaries easily of the same package with different USE flags. > > The previous binary will get overwritten. > > You know you can make that argument about *every* useflag right? Being > unable to test with one and the other co-installed?
Did you see the comment where portage has this function now? > What are the benefits. Knowing what you are getting in seconds, made by whom. > If Upstream and Gentoo both provide binary releases, but the Gentoo one > sucks, we should just abolish the Gentoo one. > > If Upstream and Gentoo both provide binary releases, but upstreams > sucks, then we should not ship the upstream version. What if you simply just do not know who made the binary? -- William L. Thomson Jr.
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