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From: Petteri R├Ąty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:32:50 +0300
Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> 2009/10/24 Maciej Mrozowski <reavertm@...>:
>> If you have any comments, suggestions, important notices regarding this
>> change, please keep discussion in gentoo-desktop mailing list.
>>
> 
> What about people who like to install both gnome and kde on their
> systems? (Perhaps different users on the computer use different DEs)
> It probably won't be a problem in the short term (people can just
> select one profile and add the missing USE-flags to make.conf). But it
> /might/ get unwieldy in the future if more USE-flags and USE_EXPAND-ed
> variables make their way into the DE-specific profiles.
> 
> Since multiple inheritance is not worth the work, I would suggest each
> project team maintain some minimal documentation in their doc space
> about the USE-flags and USE_EXPAND-ed variables enabled in each
> profile.
> 

You can make your /etc/profile a real profile instead of symlink and
using multiple inheritance inherit both GNOME and KDE. The instructions
are in man 5 portage.

Regards,
Petteri


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