[ic] Gentoo ebuild

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Sat Nov 4 15:50:00 EST 2006

Peter wrote:
> On 11/04/2006 01:32 AM, Kevin Walsh wrote:
>> Grant <emailgrant at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> To All:  Please chime if you have an opinion one way or the other.
>> My chime would be for you to add some sort of "kitchensink" USE flag,
>> so that both bundles could be, err, bundled into one package.  The
>> installer can then decide how much of the bundle to use, by either
>> making use of the USE flag or ignoring it.
>> Gentoo is my distro of choice but, as I said, it's highly unlikely that
>> I'd ever make use of a "www-apps/interchange" package.  I would make use
>> of a "dev-perl/BundleInterchange" package, as long as it just consisted
>> of a list of dependencies.
>> One other thing:  You should add some sort of "are you nuts?" warning
>> if the "ithreads" USE flag is found to be switched on when your
>> "www-apps/interchange" ebuild is called.  As you may know, Gentoo won't
>> build Perl with threads enabled unless this USE flag has been specified.
>> Gentoo describes the "ithreads" USE flag as "Enable Perl threads, has
>> some compatibility problems."  Your warning should probably be a little
>> more descriptive than my suggested text. :-)
> I think it would be a good idea to have use flags for the various
> different dbs, or at least for the "big three", (MySQL, PostgreSQL and
> Oracle) which would require the additional DBD module and of course the
> database itself.  I would recommend this for the www-apps/interchange
> package.

I doubt that requiring the database is a good idea. Connecting to a remote
database server isn't an uncommon use case.


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