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From: Karl Trygve Kalleberg <karltk@...>
Subject: Re: USE flags
Date: Sun Sep 23 12:15:02 2001
On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 10:30:14AM +0100, Viktor Lakics wrote:
> Dear Gentooers,

> Is there a place in gentoo documentation where there is a complete list
of current USE flags and short descriptions what they mean? I am just a
user, and I think the fantastic idea of a custumized linux system will
only work if users can fully understand which USE flags are available what
they mean, etc.

Agreed. We should be able to start maintaining such a list.

> I am just getting used to portage (even though I used binary distros for
> years) and sometimes I do not know what the advantages and consequences
> of a particular USE flag to be set...

Now this is very difficult to specify  succinctly enough. However, the
general gist of the consequences might very well be easy to specify.


Karl T

USE flags
-- Viktor Lakics
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