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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12USE flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to 12USE flags are a very important aspect of Gentoo. In this chapter, you learn to
13work with USE flags and understand how USE flags interact with your system. 13work with USE flags and understand how USE flags interact with your system.
14</abstract> 14</abstract>
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16<version>1.37</version> 16<version>1.38</version>
17<date>2007-07-04</date> 17<date>2007-10-21</date>
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19<section> 19<section>
20<title>What are USE flags?</title> 20<title>What are USE flags?</title>
21<subsection> 21<subsection>
22<title>The ideas behind USE flags</title> 22<title>The ideas behind USE flags</title>
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181Sometimes you want to declare a certain USE flag for one (or a couple) of 181Sometimes you want to declare a certain USE flag for one (or a couple) of
182applications but not system-wide. To accomplish this, you will need to create 182applications but not system-wide. To accomplish this, you will need to create
183the <path>/etc/portage</path> directory (if it doesn't exist yet) and edit 183the <path>/etc/portage</path> directory (if it doesn't exist yet) and edit
184<path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>. 184<path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>. This is usually a single file, but can
185also be a directory; see <c>man portage</c> for more information. The following
186examples assume <path>package.use</path> is a single file.
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188For instance, if you don't want <c>berkdb</c> support globally but you do want 190For instance, if you don't want <c>berkdb</c> support globally but you do want
189it for <c>mysql</c>, you would add: 191it for <c>mysql</c>, you would add:

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