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Old 04-09-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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Gentoo: Installing Gnome without Mozilla

Dear all,

I am just in the process of migrating my girlfriend from Windoz to Linux (she loves linux - I'm so lucky ). I installed Gentoo on my computer and want to install Gnome on her's without installing Mozilla (it takes ages to emerge as well as taking up loads of space).

When I did it, I followed Gentoo's superb installation guide. The commands for installing Gnome were:
# emerge --pretend gnome
# emerge gnome
# emerge xscreensaver
# env-update && source /etc/profile

And then, after watching my computer spend about an hour just comiling and isntalling Mozilla, I uninstalled it.

How would I install Gnome WITHOUT installing Mozilla? I though something like:
# emerge --ask gnome

I have never done that before. Does it give you the option to install a specific package and then you say "yes or no"?

The problem with this method is that it would be VERY time consuming. Also, I'm concerned that I might miss out some important files.

Ideally I'm looking for a command like;
# emerge gnome --exclude mozilla

Looking at tthe man page, I see that this command doesn't exist. Is there something similar? I also wondered about adding something in the USE variable in /etc/make.conf but I don't really knwo what I would write.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-09-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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Location: Rochester, MN, U.S.A
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you could try this
USE="-mozilla" emerge gnome -p

if that works, add -mozilla to your /etc/make.conf . Then you will not need to use the USE= anymore.

check out this link on USE flags

Last edited by shanenin; 04-09-2004 at 12:23 PM.


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