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From: Karl Trygve Kalleberg <karltk@×××××××.no>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Emerge/qpkg suggestions
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 17:10:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Emerge/qpkg suggestions by Joe Tennies
1 On 22 Mar 2002 11:19:15 -0600
2 Joe Tennies <rotund@××××××××.com> wrote:
4 > I've been using Gentoo for a couple months now. Let me just say "I LOVE
5 > IT!" It is by far the fastest running Linux system I've had. I also
6 > love that it is typically pretty up-to-date on packages. I do have a
7 > couple concerns though.
8 >
9 > Hopefully my concerns have not been dealt with, and I just haven't
10 > realized how to do these things yet.
11 > Here's my list of suggestions:
12 > * A --use-flags on either emerge or qpkg. This would display which
13 > flags are used by a .ebuild. Then you can tell what things MAY be built
14 > into a package. (For instance, I probably DON'T need 10 programs to
15 > display AVIs.)
17 This is sadly infeasible at this stage. A work-around may be implemented
18 if you make a bug out of it in
20 > * A simple way to do a per package enable/disable of certain USE flags
21 > when you build a program. (I like something like +avi -qt or something
22 > like that, but I don't think it would work with the way it is set up.)
24 With the most recent (masked) versions of Portage, this is possible, using
25 USE="-avi +qt" emerge media-video/mplayer
28 Karl T