USE flags for a headless webserver

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britishseapower
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USE flags for a headless webserver

Post by britishseapower » Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:16 am

What USE flags are suggested for a headless webserver, I'm about to start an emerge frenzy! Have I missed any, or do I need any more?

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Pro / # cat /etc/make.conf | grep USE=
USE="-ipv6 -X -gtk -gtk2 -arts -gnome -kde -qt -cups"
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thanks,

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Post by ShALLaX » Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:20 pm

You probably want apache2, mysql...
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Post by britishseapower » Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:20 pm

Well, I got apache working without explicitly putting it in the USE= statement...have I messed up? Do I need it ?

Despite having used gentoo for several years...I have never got to the bottom of this, ie when to explicitly put stuff in...confused.

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Post by iccaros » Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:38 pm

you explicitly put stuff when you may or are installing software that "can " use other software..
example. if you know you are going ot install Mythtv then when you do the system you woudl put mysql in the use flag.
this way when qt is emerged it will put hte connectors for Mysql and mythtv uses thosse connectors. some times you have to reemerge when you do find something.

for me its was transcodeing.. I never put libdvdnav in my use and transcode keeped giving me an error that It could not read the dvd. so I did USE="libdvdnav" emerge transcode

for dvd burning software its always best to have dvdr in your use flag..

hope this helps

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