On Thu, 2019-12-19 at 18:28 +0100, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> Hey!
> On 19.12.19 17:03, Michał Górny wrote:
> > > B) Introduce USE flag "system-expat" to CMake similar to existing
> > >    flag "system-jsoncpp", have it off by default, keep reminding
> > >    CMake upstream to update their bundle
> > > 
> > > [..]
> > 
> > It violates the policy on bundled libraries.
> Same for the dev-util/cmake-bootstrap approach, right?
> >  What's worse, the awful
> > USE flags solution means that most of the Gentoo devs end up using
> > bundled libraries just because people are manually required to figure
> > out what to do in order to disable them.
> I didn't say that it's perfect :)  It's the same approach that we have
> have with the system-jsoncpp USE flag already so that was considered
> good enough at some point in the past.  I guess we want the same for
> Expat and jsoncpp?  Which alternative do you see as better than a new
> flag system-expat?

Just because someone did something crappy, it doesn't mean it was
considered 'good enough'.  It was just a cheap hack that someone once
did just to get it over with and stop caring.  Not a good solution we
should keep copying.

We have a better alternative that lets us limit the impact on the users.
Why not use it?

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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