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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this isn't a Guideline violations, duplicates or misplaced post... More along the lines of a suggestion.

Is it possible to have a sticky thread where it says what games need the original disk or extra bits that aren't on portage? Part of this thread could then be made into a games section in the Gentoo Documentation repository.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Split from original.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or how about having an extra USE flag called say USECD

That way when you do say a emerge ut2004 -vp it will list the USECD flag and thus you know it needs the CD's
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
or how about having an extra USE flag called say USECD

That way when you do say a emerge ut2004 -vp it will list the USECD flag and thus you know it needs the CD's

Meh, that's not what USE flags are for...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha,

well it was an idea and you found the flaw.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps something similar to fetch restriction? Or is there already something like that, I must admit I haven't tried.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about a section in portage where you need extra information not on portage games-extra or something along those lines.

Perhaps the best way isn't playing with portage but having it in documentation, i could do a page for swift if people wrote down which games (like Descent 3) needed other files from a different source.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. This could be as simple as appending "Needs CD" to the short description in the ebuild.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
this isn't a Guideline violations, duplicates or misplaced post... More along the lines of a suggestion.

Is it possible to have a sticky thread where it says what games need the original disk or extra bits that aren't on portage? Part of this thread could then be made into a games section in the Gentoo Documentation repository.
Start it, and I'll sticky it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit: removed defunct URL

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit,
good idea. i've gone through some frustrating trials that would've been prevented if such a document existed. see my thread: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=264998
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edit: no longer relevant-- thread deleted.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, i have made the thread in Gamers and Players

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=1898384#1898384

Is it possible to have it sticky?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
OK, i have made the thread in Gamers and Players

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?p=1898384#1898384

Is it possible to have it sticky?


Done.
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