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cafeconleche
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: USE flag: need further explanation Reply with quote

Hi,

I am going through the installation using the AMD64 handbook.

I'm at the point where I've chosen the profile: default/linux/amd64/13.0/no-multilib

Then need to configure the USE flag, and while I understand what is for, I'm confused as to what to choose.

My goal is to have a Gentoo installation with full GNOME desktop setup/support while only using 64bit packages.

Do I need to pick a different profile? What do you recommend for the USE flags?

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well emerge ufed.

ufed is an editor for those use flags and give you an explanation for each.

use flags just constricts the features you enable or disable for each ebuild (this is how the packages are called here).

you may check gentoo wiki if there is an explanation about use flags
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: USE flag: need further explanation Reply with quote

cafeconleche wrote:
while only using 64bit packages.

Just a word of warning: You will not be able to use acroread or skype (and of course not 32 bit wine); probably some other stuff as well.
Moreover, once you have gone the route of no-multlib, you cannot revert: If you decide later to use multilb you have to reinstall.
In contrast, the opposite "switch" (from multilib to no-multilib) is not a problem later on.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cafeconleche,

GNOME requires systemd. Choose a profile that has systemd in its name, to make life easy.
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