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How? I have the features I want in /etc/make.conf but still portage run ./configure --disable-<thefeatureIwant> . Is there any way I can overwrite this? and install some packages with all ...
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    Enabling all flags for certain packages


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    I have the features I want in /etc/make.conf but still portage run ./configure --disable-<thefeatureIwant> . Is there any way I can overwrite this? and install some packages with all flags possible?
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    Read about use flags here, it shows how to specify use flags for a certain package, and also how to find out what use flags are available for a given package.

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    Read that but still portage use the same options

    thanks
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    Wait, so even if you put entries into /etc/portage/package.use, Portage is ignoring them?

    Make sure that you are formatting it correctly. For example, the mozilla-firefox package need to be:
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    www-client/mozilla-firefox add_me -remove_me

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    You have to make sure that the use flag you want to use is available for that package. If it isn't, you can either compile it on your own and set variables, or you can edit the ebuild to set the variables.

    Gentoo has great documentation on use flags, and I believe someone posted the link above. Please read it.

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    Thanks. I wasn't adding the correct formatting :P

    Another thing, If I add the GPL flag, will all non-GPL flags disabled?
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