[Psi-devel] Re: Gentoo
justin-psi at affinix.com
Mon Jan 24 18:34:33 PST 2005
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On Tuesday 25 January 2005 03:07 am, trejkaz at trypticon.org wrote:
> At Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 01:25:09PM +0000, Kevin Smith wrote:
> > Well, it also seems like I was probably wrong, and the sysadmin needs
> > to have set USE='-vanilla' for the patched version to come out. I still
> > believe it's bad for the psi that comes out to be so far removed from
> > the original, but I don't know what the gentoo policy is, although I
> > suspect breaking the language packs isn't a desirable effect.
> I use Gentoo and even I'm appalled at what seems to be going on. I've been
> using a handrolled CVS ebuild for ages now, with a select few patches
> patched in on a per-test basis, so I hadn't noticed that they'd added so
> many damn patches lately until it was mentioned just now. :-/
> I thought the general policy with ebuilds would have been to make the
> normal version the one without the use flag, and to need to explicitly add
> the flag to enable the patches. But really, with the number of patches
> they're adding, it looks like the resulting product would be pretty far
> from Psi... I don't see why they couldn't have just made it a completely
> separate ebuild and been done with it.
> Putting the old avatar support into there just feels evil. Purely evil.
I received an email from the gentoo packager today, and he's reversed things.
Now the default is to install without patches.
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