[paludis-user] CAVE_RESOLVE_OPTIONS and fix-linkage

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 8 19:36:06 UTC 2010

On Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:30:16 -0400
"Tom" <tom at giftssoft.com> wrote:
> I agree that cave should be smart enough to do that, I was just trying
> to think of an effective temporary workaround.

On this one, temporary workarounds take about as long to implement as
fixing it properly.

> As a real solution, could something like this be done:
> "$cave foo (-z|-c|-e)" overrides "CAVE_RESOLVE_OPTIONS = (-z|-c|-e)",
> which overrides "cave foo" automatically passing "-z|-c|-e" to "cave
> resolve".
> In other words, could the options specified in CAVE_RESOLVE_OPTIONS be
> given a higher precedence than the options automatically passed by a
> "cave foo"?  Sort of like "global" options in git have a higher
> precedence than "system" ones.


I'm not even sure that passing --lazy by default from fix-linkage is a
good thing. Maybe we should just be encouraging users to do that.

Ciaran McCreesh
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