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creaker
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:21 am    Post subject: Xorg cups flag Reply with quote

I would ask about cups flag regarding xorg installation.
xorg-server pulls a cups related packages, that much more larger than xorg-server itself.

Code:
emerge -av xorg-server
Total: 165 packages (165 new), Size of downloads: 493,712 kB


Code:
USE="-cups" emerge -av xorg-server
Total: 68 packages (68 new), Size of downloads: 179,233 kB


How does X depends on cups?
Do I really need to install cups for running X?
I do not planning to use printing right now, may be in future.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Xorg cups flag Reply with quote

creaker wrote:
Do I really need to install cups for running X?

No, you don't need to have cups enabled. For example I don't have a printer and I have -cups in my make.conf. And Xorg runs very well for my needs.
creaker wrote:
I do not planning to use printing right now, may be in future.

You may enable the cups USE flag when the need for printing arises. It's just a matter of editing make.conf and running emerge:
Code:
emerge -uDN @world --with-bdeps=y
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have already set up a system, all seems fine. Linux incompatible with printing, so I no need cups at all, at least until Linux becomes compatible with it.
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