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Old 10-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Tomas Carnecky
Default cups USE flag forced upon x86/amd64/ppc profiles

I came across this issue while inspecting the USE flags that my
Playstation3 uses. And I couldn't disable some of those (cups, ipv6 and
some others) so I looked at why they were forced upon me. Turns out the
top-level make.defaults for ppc, x86 and amd64 (and maybe other
architectures as well) add cups to the USE flags. I would understand if
cups was added somewhere under the desktop/ profiles, but force it upon
all users? Similraly, 'ipv6' is added in the 64bit-userland ppc profile,
which means forcing it on for everyone who is running 64bit userland on
ppc. I at least have no interest or need having ipv6 support and again,
I would understand if ipv6 was only added in one of server/ profiles or
some place further down the tree.

(I brought this issue first to #gentoo-powerpc and I was told I should
bring it up in releng. Since I can't talk in the IRC channel, I'm
sending the mail here.)


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