decrypt a use flag - how to
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 15:54, Helmut Jarausch
> when I do
> emerge -vp sys-libs/glibc
> I see the use flag Â* Â*(-nls%*)
> What are these special characters '(' '%' and '*' about?
man emerge contains the complete information, search for "%" ;-)
But, in a nutshell:
The parens ( ) mean the flag's state (enabled/disabled) is forced by
the profile in use.
The "%" means there's a change of the flag (the flag gets deleted, or
forced, or a new flag)
The "*" means the flag's state has transitioned (enabled-->disabled or
In your case, I'd say the explanation would be: The nls flag for that
package was previously enabled (perhaps globally), but now it's forced
to be disabled by the profile.
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