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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<section> 10<section>
11<title>What are USE-flags?</title> 11<title>What are USE-flags?</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
13<title>The ideas behind USE-flags</title> 13<title>The ideas behind USE-flags</title>
14<body> 14<body>
15 15
16<p> 16<p>
17When you are installing Gentoo (or any other distribution, or even operating 17When you are installing Gentoo (or any other distribution, or even operating
18system for that matter) you make choices depending on the environment you are 18system for that matter) you make choices depending on the environment you are
19working with. A setup for a server differs from a setup for a workstation. 19working with. A setup for a server differs from a setup for a workstation.
20A gaming workstation differs from a 3D rendering workstation. 20A gaming workstation differs from a 3D rendering workstation.
21</p> 21</p>
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67</subsection> 67</subsection>
68<subsection> 68<subsection>
69<title>What USE-flags exist?</title> 69<title>What USE-flags exist?</title>
70<body> 70<body>
71 71
72<p> 72<p>
73There are two types of USE-flags: <e>global</e> and <e>local</e> USE-flags. 73There are two types of USE-flags: <e>global</e> and <e>local</e> USE-flags.
74</p> 74</p>
75 75
76<ul> 76<ul>
77 <li> 77 <li>
78 A <e>global</e> USE-flag is used by several packages, system-wide. This is 78 A <e>global</e> USE-flag is used by several packages, system-wide. This is
79 what most people see as USE-flags. 79 what most people see as USE-flags.
80 </li> 80 </li>
81 <li> 81 <li>
82 A <e>local</e> USE-fag is used by a single package to make package-specific 82 A <e>local</e> USE-flag is used by a single package to make package-specific
83 decisions. 83 decisions.
84 </li> 84 </li>
85</ul> 85</ul>
86 86
87<p> 87<p>
88A list of available global USE-flags can be found <uri 88A list of available global USE-flags can be found <uri
89link="/dyn/use-index.xml">online</uri> or locally in 89link="/dyn/use-index.xml">online</uri> or locally in
90<path>/usr/portage/profiles/use.desc</path>. A short (<e>very</e> incomplete) 90<path>/usr/portage/profiles/use.desc</path>. A short (<e>very</e> incomplete)
91snippet: 91snippet:
92</p> 92</p>
93 93
94<pre caption="A short snippet of available USE-flags"> 94<pre caption="A short snippet of available USE-flags">
95gtk - Adds support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit) 95gtk - Adds support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
96gtk2 - Use gtk+-2.0.0 over gtk+-1.2 in cases where a program supports both. 96gtk2 - Use gtk+-2.0.0 over gtk+-1.2 in cases where a program supports both.
97gtkhtml - Adds support for gnome-extra/gtkhtml 97gtkhtml - Adds support for gnome-extra/gtkhtml

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