How and where do i add utempter

Anything that pertains to Portage

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
Baby Hen
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 18:06

How and where do i add utempter

Post by zman » Tue Oct 23, 2007 20:27

when i "emerge kde-base/kdelibs" i get this message..

On some setups, which rely on the correct update of utmp records, not using
* utempter might not update them correctly. If you experience unexpected
* behaviour, try to rebuild kde-base/kdelibs with utempter use-flag enabled.

where and how do i add this "utempter use-flag enabled"?
Do i put this im my make.conf under USE flag and in what order do i type this? is it something like "utempter=enabled"

Thank you

User avatar
Sagely Hen
Posts: 8092
Joined: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:40
Location: United Kingdom

Re: How and where do i add utempter

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Oct 23, 2007 21:01

Why do you think you need to add it? I rather have my doubts you do:

But if you want to anyway, it's a local USE flag (as opposed to a global USE flag):

so you would rebuild kdelibs in accordance with the rules given on the following page for USE flags: ... art2_chap2

So, to build it once:

Code: Select all

USE="utempter" emerge -v kdelibs
and to make sure it always builds that way in future add the utempter USE flag to the existing kdelibs line in /etc/portage/package.use and then:

Code: Select all

emerge -v kdelibs
as usual.

I recommend you read the Gentoo Handbook, especially the introduction to Portage, and the SL Wiki guide to Portage.

Post Reply