Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Zeerak Waseem <zeerak.w@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 22:51:37
Message-Id: op.u2fi3zzlagyv58@zeerak
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Splitting desktop profile to KDE and GNOME by Richard Freeman
When it all comes down, I just fail to see how the handbook doesn't  
provide the pointers. I've always been about getting my system up and  
running, and then learn whatever needs learning, this means that whilst I  
didn't have more than a basic knowledge and understanding of useflags when  
installing, that knowledge has grown due to necessity of using gentoo to  
it's full potential. I think setting up useflags should be left to the  
user. A system can be recompiled should the need arise.
The reason I chose gentoo as my distribution was that, it seemed to me  
that it gives you a basic knowledge of the system and then encourages to  
gain and apply further knowledge according to need.
But again, the handbook gives all the necessary pointers, albeit there can  
occur conflicts that are outside of the range of the handbook, but that's  
why the forums and the irc channels are there :-)

On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 22:58:57 +0100, Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>  

> I don't see why having some nice polished sets of use flags is a bad > thing. Personally, I find it a pain when I've emerged half of my system > only to find out I left out some critical use flag (my use flags take up > several lines now). Sure, leave users a choice, but there is no harm in > giving them some pointers. > > Gentoo should be fully usable in a USE="" state, but that doesn't mean > that we need to make users start out from this point. >
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