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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2002 4:25 am    Post subject: Use list of gentoo Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I am just starting a thread that will list all the VALID use tags for 1.1a release. I would like to then take this list and make a more complete document. I hope there are many people out there like me who want to get involved with projects of the linux community. We can start with more documentation to make it easier for all of us. So i am asking anyone reading this jto add to post and i will make a formal pdf html and other format we need of this. Thanks all

open-source rocks!!! :)
Geek By Nature Linux By Choice....

kde - kde support in apps
qt - trolltech library kde uses this
esd - enlightenment sound daemon
gnome - gnome support in applications
gtk - gimp tool kit
oggvorbis - kick a$$ replacement for mp3 :)
opengl - 3d api
cups - printing system
lame - mp3 decoder
3dnow - 3dnow support in amd cpu
ssl - secure socket layer
X - Xfree86 support
motif - old school gui library (netscape???)
avi - liibavi stuff for movies and such (xmms uses this)
gpm - pointer device monitor
perl - don't need to say much :)
python - emerge is built with this, don't have much experience with
sdl - simple multimedia layer (loki games)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some USE variables from my /etc/make.conf (1.0_rc6)

# slang: used by net-mail/mutt; console display library that supports color; RECOMMENDED
# readline: used by many console apps; enables "up arrow history"; RECOMMENDED
# gpm: console-based mouse support; RECOMMENDED
# berkdb: enable optional support for berkeley db (sys-libs/db); RECOMMENDED
# gdbm: enable optional support for gdbm db lib (sys-libs/gdbm); RECOMMENDED
# tcpd: enable support for tcp-wrappers if available (sys-apps/tcp-wrappers); RECOMMENDED
# pam: enable support for pluggable authentication modules; REQUIRED
# libwww: enable support for net-libs/libwww -- a library to help facilitate web access; RECOMMENDED
# ssl: enable support for the secure sockets layer; RECOMMENDED
# alsa: add optional support for the advanced Linux sound architecture; RECOMMENDED
# nls: enable multi-language support; REQUIRED (atm)
# mitshm: DEPRECIATED (but enable it for now until we fix some packages)
# perl: add optional perl/perl interpreter support; RECOMMENDED
# python: add optional python/python interpreter support; RECOMMENDED
# esd: enable optional enlightenment sound daemon support; OPTIONAL
# gif: add optional support for GIF files; RECOMMENDED
# sdl: enable simple directmedia layer multimedia API support; RECOMMENDED
# vorbis,ogg: support for high-quality lossy audio compression/streaming; enable both or neither; RECOMMENDED
# gnome: add optional GNOME extensions if available; OPTIONAL
# kde: add optional KDE extensions if available; OPTIONAL
# motif: add motif (X toolkit) support; OPTIONAL
# opengl: add OpenGL (3D) support; RECOMMENDED
# mozilla: build-in optional mozilla (browser) support; used by nautilus and evolution; OPTIONAL
# X: build-in optional X (graphic server) support; RECOMMENDED
# qt: build-in optional qt (X toolkit) support; RECOMMENDED
# gtk: build-in optional gtk (X toolkit) support; RECOMMENDED
# objprelink: use prelinking technology for faster app startup; currently used by qt and kde. makes most machines faster but some slower; RECOMMENDED
# ipv6: adds ipv6 functionality; OPTIONAL
# cups: adds CUPS=Common Unix Printing System functionality; OPTIONAL
# lame: mp3 encoder and library; OPTIONAL
# pcmcia-cs: DEPRECIATED

# mmx: enable custom Pentium MMX instruction support if available
# 3dnow: enable custom K6-2+ 3DNow! instruction support if available
# sse: enable Pentium III+ SSE instruction support

# Other experimental/unstable flags
# ---------------------------------
# directfb gd ungif gtkhtml socks5 pdflib qt-embedded jfs
# mta-tls mta-ldap mta-mysql
# Other build related use flags (don't use these)
# -----------------------------
# pic static build simpleinit
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2002 3:26 pm    Post subject: USE list Reply with quote

a post by free fall in 'Gentoo Suggestions':

There's a list of USE variables in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc.

I don't think it's an "official" list yet, and not all variables have a description, but it's a
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:18 am    Post subject: adding use variables Reply with quote

do I add use variables like this:

USE= "cups sse oss ssl"

or like this:

USE= "cups" "sse" "oss" "ssl"

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first option.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 3:21 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

put my use vars in, well, a bunch of them, the ones I thought would be useful for my computer right now, and recompiled xmms, not sure if it will really speed it up, on XP1600+, but probably will help, and can't hurt

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I be doing things like:
USE="-3dnow -katmai"
...if I don't have those kinds of chips?

And would this save me some time/space/money by not compiling those things into X, etc.?
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