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I know this is long since solved for OP, but just for the sake of anyone who ends up here googling a problem, my solution was to do what soulmerge suggested except I took it one step further and re-added the lines until it broke again, and I found this: Any lines longer than exactly 710 characters breaks it, regardless of whether that line is just a ...


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There is also abi_x86_x32(it is not the same as abi_x86_32) use flag. This one is experimental and intended to build semi-64bit applications. The only difference is they have 4byte pointers. This limits memory usage to 4GiB and reduces overhead in most cases, while allows to use all the 64bit instructions.


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equery depgraph <atom> outputs all the required dependencies for atom. Use case: pre-install considerations Where is software based on Is it worth the extra amount of packages? Prevent a whole tree of additional dependencies by USE flag tuning Example: qt and kde libraries can be pulled in while you are gnome user. You may be able to prevent it ...


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As jimmij pointed out, you can select a particular version by prefixing the package atom with an equals ('=') sign. But you can also tell emerge which overlay to use. I we assume that there exists an ebuild for x11-libs/bamf-0.5.0 in two or more overlays, you could select an particular overlay by appending ::<overlayName> to the end of the package ...


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You need to add = at the beginning of the package name, so try emerge -a =x11-libs/bamf-0.5.0 You can also add a line to /etc/portage/package.mask in order to prevent emerge installing higher version: >x11-libs/bamf-0.5.0


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Although the question was asked 27 days ago, maybe someone is still interested in an answer: equery (included in app-portage/gentoolkit) can be used to get the reason why a package (PKG) was masked: equery list --portage-tree --mask-reason PKG For more information on the available options and how to read the output just have a look at the man page of ...


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You could switch to Gentoo and use the bindist use flag globally. This will download binary files when available to avoid compiling everything. Then you could remove the flag for individual packages that you would like optimized.


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You should use the latest version 13 of the desktop profile. This will allow you to install a windows manager without having to install gnome or kde.



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