On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 20:39 +0800, éæ å wrote: > I learned I can use 'etcat use' if I don't know the meaning of the useflags. > > > But the fact is I used gentoo for one year, everytime I get confused I will > do 'etcat use' and I never got explanation of the use flags. > > Even the extremely complicated packages like mplayer and vlc both have no > explanation on use flags. As well as big packages like xorg-x11. Is there > anything wrong with my box? > > Can you give an example package that *has* explanation of the USE flags? So > I can at least know 'etcat uses' *works* on some packages.
$ etcat etcat (0.3.1) - Portage Information Extractor - By: Alastair Tse NOTICE: This tool will be phased out at some point in the future, please use equery instead. Bugs are still fixed, but new features won't be added. <SNIP> So try: $ equery uses <package_name> eg. $ equery uses mozilla-firefox [ Searching for packages matching mozilla-firefox... ] [ Colour Code : set unset ] [ Legend : Left column (U) - USE flags from make.conf ] [ : Right column (I) - USE flags packages was installed with ] [ Found these USE variables for www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0.2-r1 ] U I + + java : Adds support for Java - - mozsvg : Enable SVG support in mozilla and firefox - - debug : Tells configure and the makefiles to build for debugging. Effects vary across packages, but generally it will at least add -g to CFLAGS. Remember to set FEATURES=nostrip too + + java : Adds support for Java + + gnome : Adds GNOME support + + ldap : Adds LDAP support (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) - - debug : Tells configure and the makefiles to build for debugging. Effects vary across packages, but generally it will at least add -g to CFLAGS. Remember to set FEATURES=nostrip too - - xinerama : Add support for the xinerama X11 extension, which allows you to stretch your display across multiple monitors - - xprint : Support for xprint, http://www.mozilla.org/projects/xprint/ - - moznoxft : Disable XFT support in mozilla (also firefox, thunderbird) - - mozdevelop : Enable features for web developers (e.g. Venkman) - - mozxmlterm : Enable mozilla's XML-based command-line terminal
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