On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, W.Kenworthy wrote:

> This will probably stir up some flames, but:
> the package.keywords system sucks
> 1. you put things in there and you forget about them
> 2. extra work for no user gain over the old system (I know the old
> system is broke, but from what I agther it was broken on purpose to
> create the package.keyword system.)
> 3. more complex than the simple system it replaced - it is now quite
> hard to work out the interactions sometimes
> 4. ACCEPT_KEYWORDS seems to work well for a half doz or so ~x86 packages
> I will probably have to use them next time I rebuild world with a -e,
> but after stuffing things up over a couple of months with the
> package.keywords and related files, wasting time trying find whats gone
> wrong, I am better off doing the ACCEPT keywords kludge and getting on
> with actually using the system.  At least when you do an update, you SEE
> what is ~x86, not have it hidden away in the depths building up
> problems.
> Maybe a bad gentooer, but at least I am happy that I am doing things in
> a way that I understand, and works the way I want it to!
> BillK

If you cannot understand or appreciate a simple and very usefull feature
like package.keywords, how are you able to use Gentoo at all?!

The way you're doing things means that you are not able to use a command
like 'emerge -u world' as all ~arch packages will get downgraded.

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