|Summary:||gtk and gtk2 flags (xchat specific)|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||André Lemos <tux>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team <gnome>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description André Lemos 2003-05-26 09:17:54 UTC
The x-chat ebuild has the gtk has use flag, and it should have gtk2. I had already noticed this, but someone from the dev team, said that the gtk2 wasn't a "official" use flag. So now I ask.. Why does vim has gtk/gtk2? Or xscreensaver? Is this really in fact a mistaque with xchat2's ebuild, or is there any other policy that I'm not familiar with? Please enlighten me on this issue. Thanks
Comment 1 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) 2003-05-26 16:44:22 UTC
if you read the descriptions of the gtk and gtk2 flags (in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc), you'll understand why. it interesting that "someone from the dev team" said it wasn't an official use flag .. i wonder why because it is clearly in /usr/portage/profiles/use.desc. i'll leave it as an exercise for you to figure out why we use gtk instead of gtk2 :)
Comment 2 André Lemos 2003-05-26 19:54:14 UTC
Ok, I got it, thanks for pointing out to the right direction. But tell me something. If you have the gtk AND gtk2 use flags, will the ebuild chose gtk2?
Comment 3 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) 2003-05-27 04:58:11 UTC
if you have the gtk flag, it will build the gui. there is only the gtk2 gui with xchat-2.x.
Comment 4 André Lemos 2003-05-27 09:03:26 UTC
That's not what I meant. Lets say... USE="gtk gtk2" emerge xscreensaver What would happen? Would it only emerge the gtk2 version? Both? (???) or the gtk version?
Comment 5 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) 2003-05-27 09:27:47 UTC
you should try it then .. each package is different so i can't answer your question for all packages. again, if there is a gtk2 version it will choose that over the gtk1 version, that is what the useflag description says. if there is only one version, having "gtk2" will not affect anything.
Comment 6 André Lemos 2003-05-27 11:14:43 UTC
OK, thanks! That's what I wanted to know
Comment 7 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) 2003-06-01 06:36:26 UTC
*** Bug 22019 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***