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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Have we know xml to edit this file (metadata.xml) ? Reply with quote

Hello !

I'm beginning with gentoo and i have to read a lot of documentation to use it.

I wondered if it was necessary to know the meta-language xml for only add USE flags (per package) ?

Link useful : https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GLEP:56

Best regards.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a normal user, you should not need to edit metadata.xml. You might want to read it if you want to know who maintains a package, but unless you plan on working as a Gentoo developer, you will probably never write to it.

You can change USE flags without ever looking at metadata.xml in any way.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you Hu,

I confused informations in the manual pages when I was looking for information on the description USE 's flags !

# the directory (or a file) used for users whom want USE flags per package
    * /etc/portage/package.use

# a file was used by developers :roll:
    * /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc

Code:
# This file is deprecated as per GLEP 56 in favor of metadata.xml. Please add
# your description to your package's metadata.xml ONLY.
# * generated automatically using egencache *
{..........}
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