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.
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 :)
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?
if you have the gtk flag, it will build the gui. there is only the gtk2 gui with xchat-2.x.
That's not what I meant.
USE="gtk gtk2" emerge xscreensaver
What would happen? Would it only emerge the gtk2 version? Both? (???) or the gtk version?
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.
OK, thanks! That's what I wanted to know
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