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Old 03-16-2012, 07:54 AM
Helmut Jarausch
 
Default decrypt a use flag - how to

Hi,

when I do

emerge -vp sys-libs/glibc

I see the use flag (-nls%*)
What are these special characters '(' '%' and '*' about?

Many thanks for a hint,
Helmut.
 
Old 03-16-2012, 08:12 AM
Pandu Poluan
 
Default decrypt a use flag - how to

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 15:54, Helmut Jarausch
<jarausch@igpm.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> when I do
>
> emerge -vp sys-libs/glibc
>
> I see the use flag * *(-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
vice versa)

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.

CMIIW

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