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roelof
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: control use flags Reply with quote

Hello,

I wonder if I can set a use flag for a programm so only the programm use it.
So I can have ultimate control over my gentoo box.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either you use /etc/portage/package.use as a file and put lines like the one below or you use it as a directory and place files there which contain lines like the one below:
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media-video/mplayer2 -3dnow mmx

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

One question.
If I want to do it as a directory.
Does it look like this

/etc/portage/package.use/a/a.use

For a package called a.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that works, but most people don't use that extra level of directory. They would just use /etc/portage/package.use/a as a regular file. There's no real need for a file type either because the only thing that goes into package.use is package-specific USE flags; no harm done, though.

This is all explained in the Working with Gentoo section of the Handbook. Time for some light reading? :wink:

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