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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.31</version> 11<version>1.31</version>
12<date>2005-10-26</date> 12<date>2005-10-26</date>
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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
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 still used due to a setting that has a higher priority. 265<c>java</c> is still used due to a setting that has a higher priority.
266The precedence for the USE setting is, ordered 266The precedence for the USE setting is, ordered
267by priority (first has lowest priority): 267by priority (first has lowest priority):
268</p> 268</p>
269 269
270<ol> 270<ol>
271 <li> 271 <li>
272 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
273 your profile 273 your profile
274 </li> 274 </li>
275 <li> 275 <li>
276 Inherited USE setting if a package from profile <path>use.defaults</path> is installed 276 Inherited USE setting if a package from profile <path>use.defaults</path>
277 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>
281 <li> 282 <li>
282 User-defined USE setting in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path> 283 User-defined USE setting in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>
283 </li> 284 </li>
284 <li> 285 <li>
285 User-defined USE setting as environment variable 286 User-defined USE setting as environment variable
286 </li> 287 </li>
287</ol> 288</ol>
288 289
289<p> 290<p>
290To view the final <c>USE</c> setting as seen by Portage, run <c>emerge 291To view the final <c>USE</c> setting as seen by Portage, run <c>emerge
291--info</c>. This will list all relevant variables (including the <c>USE</c> 292--info</c>. This will list all relevant variables (including the <c>USE</c>

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