"Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hk...@gentoo.org> posted
4a22682a.1050...@gentoo.org, excerpted below, on  Sun, 31 May 2009
13:21:14 +0200:

> Duncan wrote:

>> For leaf packages [-1] serves as a sort of test install.
>> Experimental installs and their deps typically sit in the
>> --depclean list for anything from a few minutes to a few days,
>> until I decide whether I want to keep or remove them.

> I think this is an interesting use-case. It would be very simple to
> handle it by introducing an additional file that the package manager
> would use to record the packages that are installed on trial-basis.

Interesting idea.  -1 is working well enough for me here I hadn't even 
thought of adding a proper trialware list.  But I could see it being 
quite useful for those who don't know portage well enough to realize that 
-1 for a leaf package effectively does make it trialware.

-- 
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"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman


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