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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:32 am    Post subject: Python and XFree... Reply with quote

Why, pray tell, does Python have an XFree 4.2.0 dependency? That's another 60 some megs of downloading for an "emerge system" -- part of a fresh, clean install. Why is X necessary for Gentoo to install? Seems like a waste of perfectly good bandwidth, CPU time, and hard drive space for a mail server that has no keyboard and monitor.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something similar seems to have happened with php too... probably a bunch of packages.

You'd think the package maintainer had EULA-syndrome. Don't think, just click yes. Include everything. :D
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, though, is there no way a Gentoo system can run without XFree? Doubtful. Then why does the minimal system image contain XFree 4.2.0??
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2002 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit /etc/make.conf and try the following USE="..." settings:

/etc/make.conf:

Code:

...

USE="-X -tcltk -gnome -kde -gtk -sdl"

...

And whatever other variables you would want to use in that USE="..." statement (see: /etc/make.profile/use.defaults for a list of default USE variables. Perhaps "-gpm" if you don't use a mouse.).
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