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From: Alexander Skwar <listen@×××××××××××××××.name>
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] X USE flag - what does it do?
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 11:27:09

Quite a number of packages support a X USE flag. The
package that I'm right now looking at is vlc:

[ebuild   R   ] media-video/vlc-0.8.4a  USE="alsa arts cdda dvd esd ffmpeg matroska mp3 mpeg nls nsplugin ogg real vlm vorbis win32codecs wxwindows
xml2 xv -3dfx -X -a52 -aac -aalib -avahi -bidi -corba -daap -debug -dts -dvb -fbcon -flac -ggi -gnutls -hal -httpd -joystick -libcaca -lirc -live -mod
-ncurses -opengl -oss -png -samba -screen -sdl -shout -skins -speex -stream -svg -svga -theora -truetype -v4l -vcd -xinerama -xosd" 0 kB

As you can see, I built vlc with USE=-X. What am I
now missing? When I startup vlc, I still have a X

A different example - gnupg:

[ebuild   R   ] app-crypt/gnupg-1.4.2-r3  USE="X caps* ecc* idea* nls readline static* usb zlib -bzip2* -curl* -ldap -smartcard" 21 kB

As you can see here, gnupg is built with the flag X set.
What has been enabled with that?

Also quite a number of libraries support X, like

[I--] [  ] gnome-base/libbonoboui-2.10.1-r1 (0)
[I--] [  ] gnome-base/libgnomecanvas-2.12.0 (0)
[I--] [  ] gnome-base/libgtop-2.12.2 (2)
[I--] [  ] gnome-base/libglade-0.17-r6 (0)

What do all of these do with X? And what would go away
if X were disabled (-X)?


Alexander Skwar
<Espy> we need to split main into"core" and "wtf-uses-this"
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Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: X USE flag - what does it do? Simon Kellett <zoxed_c@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] X USE flag - what does it do? Nick Rout <nick@×××××××.nz>