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Program for setting USE flags in Gentoo.

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dylunio's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20

I've recently found a small app named ufed which helps you choose USE flags for Gentoo. It reads the /etc/make.conf and gives you a list of all the USE flags available and alows you to read a description, select and save new USE flags. It's usful since I don't know each and every USE flag off by heart.

If you want to use it: emerge ufed && ufed

Joined: 2005-12-20

Cool, should be pretty helpful, delving into gentoo on my sparc this weekend Sticking out tongue or sooner.

Joined: 2006-03-27
use flags in ufed

Just be careful in setting up the USE flags via ufed.
If you only need a certain feature for a certain package, you might just emerge that package with the desired USE flag (i.e.: # USE="-arts xine gstreamer" emerge package) because setting a USE flag in ufed will make it global, and you may not want it in some other packages.
Or you can just edit the /etc/portage/package.use for certain packages to use a USE flag that you want --- these you do if you don't want some USe flags to be global.