AFAIK those messages are generated by manually coded checks in a handful of ebuilds, and have been around for a while. EAPI 2 seems to have "real" USE dependency support, but the migration looks like a long haul.
Originally Posted by RealNC
No, it's part of portage now. No ebuild hacks or workarounds. There's a new syntax for ebuilds to specify USE deps.
Originally Posted by Ex-Cyber
no jumping-through-loops to get mp3 or avi working
no 'we are smarter than thou' gui tools getting in my way
no rpm hell
no broken init (looking at you debian)
no hunting for header files (you are ALL guilty, fedora, suse, debian, ubuntu...)
easy to maintain
easy to setup
easy to repair
easy to de-crappify. I don't want gnome, nothing of it. Nor do I want sendmail. Or apache. Or gstreamer crap.
Oh come on now, rpm hell is a well out dated argument with the modern package management out there. MP3 and AVI playback on most distro's is as simple as clicking a unofficial package, some even popup a message saying would you like to install the restricted packages upon clicking a file. Hunting for header files is as simple as installing the devel packages. Decrappifying is just as easy, unselect the packages.
Originally Posted by energyman
'modern' soso... the last time I had to install mp3 in an opensuse install it wasn't pleasant at all and a lot more than 'just klicking on an unofficial package'. It was like replacing every multimedia related app on the system - and ignoring some crap by the installer. I pulled it of. The girl who owned the computer wasn't able to.
arch is broken.
Originally Posted by Aradreth
Look at your /boot. How is the kernel binary named?