swift at gentoo
Apr 21, 2012, 12:32 PM
Post #7 of 11
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 09:12:37PM +0200, Hinnerk van Bruinehsen wrote:
Re: RFC: Removing -unicode from all hardened profiles
[In reply to]
> unicode works fine for me on several hardened systems. I don't think,
> that there would be real problems.
> But to make it sure: why don't you write a news item (eselect news ...
> - -thingy) that announces the switch.
> Anyone who needs -unicode for some reason would have the chance to
> update hers or his make.conf (maybe even to go with "never change a
> working system").
I don't think it is necessary to use a news item. These are generally for
when things might break. A change in USE flags that add in optional support
generally doesn't break things (of course, there are always exceptions).
Users that run their upgrades with --new-use or --changed-use are already
expecting USE flag changes to occur (otherwise they wouldn't mention these
switches with emerge). If you notice that there are USE flags being enabled
or disabled that you rather don't, just edit /etc/make.conf and live happily
Although there is much to say about "minimal installation" for servers, this
is not always something that we, from a distribution point of view, can
enforce. Some features, and I think unicode is one of them, are well capable
of being supported on a default server. Especially with more and more users
and organizations adopting unicode as the default character format rather
than the older ISO-* ones.