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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] where can I find USE flags description?
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:11:34
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] where can I find USE flags description? by Jarry
1 On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Jarry <mr.jarry@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Hi,
3 >
4 > I want to emerge a certain package, let's say x11-base/xorg-drivers,
5 > so I try first "emerge --pretend xorg-drivers" and find it has ~50
6 > various use-flags (some set, some unset). Where can I find their
7 > description? For example "vmmouse", what is this USE flag good for?
8 > Is it something for vmware?
9 >
10 > I checked /etc/portage/profiles/use.desc and use.local.desc but
11 > there are not all of them...
13 I'm sure there are 10 ways of doing it, but this is what I use:
15 equery u x11-base/xorg-drivers
17 equery is part of app-portage/gentoolkit in case you don't have it
18 installed. It can do other useful things such as tell you which
19 package installed a file, or show all files installed by a package.


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Re: [gentoo-user] where can I find USE flags description? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>