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but this would sort of sidestep the entire point of gentoo..
from what i understand gentoo has always been about giving a user all teh
options and the documentation to learn and act on their own. if you do not wish
to follow this base idea then go with something else like suse or fedora.
the rule of thumb i have always gone with if i dont know what an option is then
i leave it the heck alone or read the manual to find out what it is.
its not like they make it hard to get a list of what the use flags are. Maybe
instead of making them go away simply make a to the manual on use flags. gently
suggesting to the user to rtfm but ultimately the idea is to read the
--- Norman Rieï¿½ <norman@...> wrote:
> Andrew Gaffney schrieb:
> > Simon Stelling wrote:
> >> Norman Rieï¿½ wrote:
> >>> But see it with the eyes of a random Gentoo beginner.
> >>> You come to the "USE Flags" screen seeing some settings. You think
> >>> "That
> >>> are surely some nice settings. Otherwise they wouldnï¿½t be set as
> >>> default".
> >>> But then you choose KDE. Now you have a KDE system with "+gnome
> >>> -kde" as
> >>> USE Flags.
> >> If people are not willing to read documentation, that's their fault.
> >> Being a
> >> newbie or a sysadmin++, it doesn't matter.
> > You took the words from my mouth.
> Right. But some WILL NOT read the documentation and they WILL create a
> crapy system.
> And then they WILL run to the forums. And guys like you WILL tell them
> to RTFM.
> And they will tell their friends what a crapy system Gentoo is and what
> jerks these Gentoo users are.
> Seriously give them a nice default system and tell them later in a nicer
> way to read how to extend the system.
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