ports/58525: [PATCH] port devel/portlint: USE_* should be no user-settable option

Thomas-Martin Seck tmseck-lists at netcologne.de
Sun Oct 26 06:31:06 PST 2003

* Oliver Eikemeier <eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com>:

> While I appreciate your dedication to the best possible solution, I have
> more than two half-baked scripts implementing parsed WITH_* options. I
> Would be pleased to participate in a project that specifies and implements
> such a concept. In the meantime I think this patch is a small step towards
> deprecating USE_* as user-settable options, with USE_GCC being an unfortunate
> exception. You are right, this patch is trivial, but it deals with current
> problems...

No, you are working around the symptoms. To my knowledge there are no
rules which enforce the namespace to use for ports tunables and pushing
monster patchsets into GNATS once in a while will not change this. That
is the problem I try to address. That only a minor amount of ports will
actually be patched (as recently seen with CONFLICTS) is another issue.

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