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authorZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2021-01-23 18:41:41 -0800
committerZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2021-02-07 20:22:54 -0800
commit3c587280434d7f36a45117ed0732362b9c49018f (patch)
tree8dc7aa484805f0c150b60f8bba4db23b4485c736 /man
parentemaint --fix merges: add -y, --yes option (diff)
emerge: disable --autounmask-license by default
Disable --autounmask-license by default, in order to limit user exposure to risks associated with package.license changes. The changes that this option suggests are only intended to be accepted when a user has made a conscious decision to accept the corresponding license(s). Creation of package.license changes introduces a risk that users may erroneously accept the changes due to some kind of accident or misunderstanding, rather than due to conscious decisions about licenses. These risks provide motivation to disable --autounmask-license by default. The --autounmask-use option will remain as the only autounmask option that is still enabled by default. The unit tests demonstrate interactions between --autounmask and --autounmask-license options. The --autounmask option enables --autounmask-license unless --autounmask-license=n has been specified. If --autounmask=n is used to disable autounmask, then --autounmask-license=y has no effect. Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/766773 Reviewed-by: Brian Dolbec <dolsen@gentoo.org> Signed-off-by: Zac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'man')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/man/emerge.1 b/man/emerge.1
index 1a2a3fd3d..d9efc74cf 100644
--- a/man/emerge.1
+++ b/man/emerge.1
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-.TH "EMERGE" "1" "Nov 2020" "Portage VERSION" "Portage"
+.TH "EMERGE" "1" "Feb 2021" "Portage VERSION" "Portage"
emerge \- Command\-line interface to the Portage system
@@ -356,8 +356,8 @@ intended to be set in the \fBmake.conf\fR(5)
Automatically unmask packages and generate package.use
settings as necessary to satisfy dependencies. This option
is disabled by default, except for portions of behavior
-which are controlled by the \fB\-\-autounmask\-use\fR and
-\fB\-\-autounmask\-license\fR options (\fB\-\-autounmask=n\fR
+which are controlled by the \fB\-\-autounmask\-use\fR
disables autounmask behavior entirely). If any configuration
changes are required, then they will be displayed
after the merge list and emerge will immediately
@@ -413,10 +413,7 @@ will be created. This leads to unsatisfied dependencies if
no other solution exists.
.BR "\-\-autounmask\-license < y | n >"
-Allow autounmask package.license changes. This option is enabled by default
-(either \fB\-\-autounmask=n\fR or \fB\-\-autounmask\-license=n\fR disables
-it). The \fBEMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS\fR variable may be used to
-disable this option by default in \fBmake.conf\fR(5).
+Allow autounmask package.license changes.
.BR "\-\-autounmask\-use < y | n >"
Allow autounmask package.use changes. This option is enabled by default