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Old 09-09-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
akira117
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Cool USE variable help gentoo


The USE variable in gentoo do you have to use it.
I heard that you can put a * or some thing for the programs. so i can install what ever i want. i think i want a KDE-based system (not sure).
 
Old 09-09-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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At the very least; First of all, if you're interested in installing KDE (or KDE support), you will have to make sure that your USE variable contains the kde and qt flags. For those of you interested, Qt is the graphical widget library KDE uses.
# These settings were set by the catalyst build script that automatically built this stage
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
USE="X mmx sse gtk2 qt alsa cdr cups foomaticdb mozilla truetype -kde -gnome -arts -oss xmms"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
MAKEOFTS="-j2"
ALSA_CARDS="snd-intel8x0" This is mine,I use fluxbox,cups for printing and alsa for sound.I'm no expert,just read alot over at the gentoo forum,good luck
 
Old 09-09-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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Install ufed 'emerge ufed'.It lists all the available USE flags and explains what they do.It did get a little confusing lately ;-)

Last edited by crashmeister; 09-09-2004 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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You actually do not need kde or qt in your use flag in order to install KDE, these are for apps that have some kind of kde/qt support.
 
  


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