Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Disable --autounmask auto-unmasking keywords / masks by default

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Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Disable --autounmask auto-unmasking keywords / masks by default

Michael 'veremitz' Everitt
On 10/10/19 03:57, Kent Fredric wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 19:45:34 -0700
> Zac Medico <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I'd prefer to disable --autounmask by default and include warnings about
>> harmful behavior in the documentation.
> I think autounmasks behaviour with regards to USE flags is useful,
> (heh), its just everything else it does tends to violate stability
> assumptions.
>
> For instance, I can see why automatically escalating "arch" to "~arch"
> may be useful in some cases, but its a very dangerous default,
> *especially* for perl.
Is there any mileage in something as ridiculous as AUTOUNMASK_EXCLUDES ?


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