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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:40:48PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:03:56PM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Jon Kent wrote:
> > > with Gentoo I do, I disable KDE support using the USE variable. Very
> > > easy to do.
> > 
> > And does this USE variable deal correctly with dependencies and realizing
> > that this package may or may not require KDE?
> Remember, you have to build everything from source, so you already have all
> of the runtime dependencies (and more) installed because you needed them in
> order to build it.

  That assumes that the runtime dependencies are a subset of the build
dependencies and their recursive dependencies.

  Imagine a program that displays its output with gv: it doesn't need gv
to build, but it needs it at runtime.


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