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Old 02-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Question Gentoo/Emerge

this is probably a really simple answer:
How do i pass the following to the ./configure from emerge:
i have tried CBUILD but that ends up passing "--build--with-driver=atiusb"

it the CBUILD variable in the make.conf DOES pass information to the ./configure script, but i don't want the "--build" prefix.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 02-14-2005, 10:57 PM   #2
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You could try editing the ebuild. I haven't done any portage hacking so if you don't know how to edit ebuilds I won't be able to help you, sorry.

By the way, USE flags could possibly accomplish this, after all that's what they are there for. What are you trying to install?
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i'm tring to install lirc for my ati remote wonder. i can manage to build it myself, but i am looking for a way around doing that (trying to keep it all clean)

the USE variable is passed directly to gcc. not to ./configure (i tried it already)

Old 02-15-2005, 04:23 AM   #4
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The USE variable is passed to configure, the CHOST variable is passed to gcc/g++ If you need it compiled with a certain option, check if the option is available as a USE flag:
emerge lirc -pv

Should list all the options you can pass to it with USE. If that option is not listed, you can either create your own ebuild and emerge it, OR you can configure/make install the package, and then inject the version you installed to fake the system into thinking IT installed it, not you

Old 02-15-2005, 06:21 PM   #5
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just building it manually, and then injecting it worked just fine. i'm a bit too lazy to create my own ebuild (that would require me to look up how)

Thanks again,


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