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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10 10
11<version>1.28</version> 11<version>1.29</version>
12<date>2005-05-04</date> 12<date>2005-05-27</date>
13 13
14<section> 14<section>
15<title>What are USE-flags?</title> 15<title>What are USE-flags?</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>The ideas behind USE-flags</title> 17<title>The ideas behind USE-flags</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21When you are installing Gentoo (or any other distribution, or even operating 21When you are installing Gentoo (or any other distribution, or even operating
22system for that matter) you make choices depending on the environment you are 22system for that matter) you make choices depending on the environment you are
23working with. A setup for a server differs from a setup for a workstation. 23working with. A setup for a server differs from a setup for a workstation.
24A gaming workstation differs from a 3D rendering workstation. 24A gaming workstation differs from a 3D rendering workstation.
25</p> 25</p>
26 26
27<p> 27<p>
249gnome gnome-base/gnome 249gnome gnome-base/gnome
250gtk x11-libs/gtk+ 250gtk x11-libs/gtk+
251qt x11-libs/qt 251qt x11-libs/qt
252kde kde-base/kdebase 252kde kde-base/kdebase
253motif x11-libs/openmotif 253motif x11-libs/openmotif
254</pre> 254</pre>
255 255
256</body> 256</body>
257</subsection> 257</subsection>
258<subsection> 258<subsection>
259<title>Precedence</title> 259<title>Precedence</title>
260<body> 260<body>
261 261
262<p> 262<p>
263Of course there is a certain precedence on what setting has priority over the 263Of course there is a certain precedence on what setting has priority over the
264USE setting. You don't want to declare <c>USE="-java"</c> only to see that 264USE setting. You don't want to declare <c>USE="-java"</c> only to see that
265<c>java</c> is declared anyway. The precedence for the USE setting is, ordered 265<c>java</c> is still used due to a setting that has a higher priority.
266The precedence for the USE setting is, ordered
266by priority (first has lowest priority): 267by priority (first has lowest priority):
267</p> 268</p>
268 269
269<ol> 270<ol>
270 <li> 271 <li>
271 Default USE setting declared in the <path>make.defaults</path> files part of 272 Default USE setting declared in the <path>make.defaults</path> files part of
272 your profile 273 your profile
273 </li> 274 </li>
274 <li> 275 <li>
275 Inherited USE setting if a package from 276 Inherited USE setting if a package from
276 <path>/etc/make.profile/use.defaults</path> is installed 277 <path>/etc/make.profile/use.defaults</path> is installed
277 </li> 278 </li>
278 <li> 279 <li>
279 User-defined USE setting in <path>/etc/make.conf</path> 280 User-defined USE setting in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>
280 </li> 281 </li>

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