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From: Indi <thebeelzebubtrigger@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Do we have to build gcc with fortran now?
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:26:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Do we have to build gcc with fortran now? by Dale
1 On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 06:18:49AM -0500, Dale wrote:
2 >
3 > To think people wonder why my USE line is so big. I keep having to add
4 > stuff when portage pukes but portage never tells me when one has fell
5 > off the reservation and needs to be removed. < sighs > Over the years,
6 > it adds up.
7 >
9 I'm a bit surprised more people here haven't embraced package.use.
10 It really allows for a high degree of fine tuning, and without it
11 the system would be horribly bloated like most other linux distros.
12 In fact, USE flags are (IMO) what sets gentoo apart and it's one of
13 the the main reasons I switched to gentoo from FreeBSD for my main
14 systems...
16 The first time I tried gentoo ithough I was utterly defeated by my
17 lack of understanding of USE flags. Then I read the handbook and it
18 all came together like magic. :)
20 IMO the USE line in make.conf really should only contain the universal
21 stuff you can't live without, specifying everything else on a per
22 package basis is what makes it possible to run a system which is at once
23 full-featured and lean.
25 As with everything in life, YMMV.
26 :)
28 --
29 caveat utilitor
30 ♫ ❤ ♫ ❤ ♫ ❤ ♫


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Do we have to build gcc with fortran now? Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××××.org>