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Hi folks, Gentoo_amd64 gnome-light I tried to install Gimp. # emerge -pv media-gfx/gimp Code: These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild N ] ...
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    About installing Gimp


    Hi folks,

    Gentoo_amd64
    gnome-light

    I tried to install Gimp.

    # emerge -pv media-gfx/gimp
    Code:
    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
    
    Calculating dependencies... done!
    [ebuild  N    ] media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12  USE="python -aalib (-altivec) -debug -doc -gimpprint -gtkhtml -hardened -jpeg -lcms (-mmx) -mng -png -smp (-sse) -svg -tiff -wmf" 12,573 kB
    
    Total size of downloads: 12,573 kB
    # emerge -av media-gfx/gimp
    Code:
    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
    
    Calculating dependencies... done!
    [ebuild  N    ] media-gfx/gimp-2.2.12  USE="python -aalib (-altivec) -debug -doc -gimpprint -gtkhtml -hardened -jpeg -lcms (-mmx) -mng -png -smp (-sse) -svg -tiff -wmf" 12,573 kB
    
    Total size of downloads: 12,573 kB
    
    Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]
    What does it mean? Whether to merge all "python -aalib (-altivec) -debug -doc -gimpprint -gtkhtml -hardened -jpeg -lcms (-mmx) -mng -png -smp (-sse) -svg -tiff -wmf". If selecting "Yes" to proceed, would it affect Gentoo Linux, the OS?

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    The package thats going to be installed is gimp. The rest of the options are called use flags, which are options that you can enable for a package at compile time. Take a look here for more info about use flags.

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    Hi daark.child,

    Tks for your advice and URL

    If I want to enable follows;
    Code:
    python -aalib -altivec -debug doc gimpprint gtkhtml -hardened jpeg lcms mmx -mng png smp -sse svg tiff -wmf
    Whether to run;
    Code:
    # echo "python -aalib -altivec -debug doc gimpprint gtkhtml -hardened jpeg lcms mmx -mng png smp -sse svg tiff -wmf" >> /etc/portage/package.use
    
    # emerge --oneshot "python -aalib -altivec -debug doc gimpprint gtkhtml -hardened jpeg lcms mmx -mng png smp -sse svg tiff -wmf"
    Then ran
    # emerge -av media-gfx/gimp

    Remark: existing package.use
    $ cat /etc/portage/package.use
    Code:
    X11-libs/cairo X
    x11-libs/cairo x
    x11-libs/cairo png
    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Your post is a bit confusing. Use flags are options that you either enable or diable for a specific package. The syntax in your examples is wrong, so read the articles on the link I provided so that you fully grasp the concept of use flags. If you want to enable global use flags, put them in /etc/make.conf. For specific packages, you can use /etc/portage/package.use. e.g. when I installed gimp, I did the following
    Code:
    #echo "media-gfx/gimp png svg tiff wmf jpeg" >> /etc/portage/package.use
    and then
    Code:
    #emerge gimp
    To see the use flags of a package without actually installing it you do something like
    Code:
    #emerge -pv gimp

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