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authorJeremy Olexa2010-08-04 14:43:54 (GMT)
committerhwoarang2010-08-04 18:36:29 (GMT)
commit8095994ddde25a75e99fd34dff81cf8522cd0ce4 (patch)
parent1e0a9c0651d46f49974f45428afb46bf037d6e30 (diff)
use-flags: Add note about USE flags for rdeps that don't change the package
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/general-concepts/use-flags/text.xml b/general-concepts/use-flags/text.xml
index a1cf2c4..3ca3aff 100644
--- a/general-concepts/use-flags/text.xml
+++ b/general-concepts/use-flags/text.xml
@@ -27,6 +27,14 @@
break, among other issues.
+ The usage of a <c>USE</c> flag should not control runtime dependencies when
+ the package does not link to it. Doing so will create extra
+ configuration for the package and re-compilation for no underlying file
+ change on disk. This should be avoided and instead can be conveyed to the
+ user via post install messages if needed.
The status of USE flags is saved in the VDB, and their value in
<c>pkg_prerm</c> and <c>pkg_postrm</c> is taken from there. This means that