Packages with the minimal use flag

Global definition: Install a very minimal build (disables, for example, plugins, fonts, most drivers, non-critical features).

app-admin / rex : (R)?ex, the friendly automation framework

app-arch / tar : Use this to make tarballs :)

  • just install `tar`

app-backup / amanda : The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver

app-crypt / ekeyd : Entropy Key userspace daemon

  • Only install the ekey-egd-linux service rather than the full ekeyd package.

app-editors / gvim : GUI version of the Vim text editor

app-editors / nano : GNU GPL'd Pico clone with more functionality

  • Disable all fancy features, including ones that otherwise have a dedicated USE flag (such as spelling).

app-editors / vim : Vim, an improved vi-style text editor

app-editors / vim-core : vim and gvim shared files

app-misc / unfoo : A simple bash driven frontend to simplify decompression of files

  • Do not install all support archive binaries

app-office / scribus : Desktop publishing (DTP) and layout program

  • Don't install headers (only required for e.g. plug-in developers)

app-text / dictd : Dictionary Client/Server for the DICT protocol

  • Don't build server but dict client, dictzip and dictfmt only.

app-text / discount : A Markdown-to HTML translator written in C

dev-db / unixODBC : complete ODBC driver manager

  • Disable bundled drivers and extra libraries (most users don't need these)

dev-embedded / usbprog : flashtool for the multi purpose programming adapter usbprog

dev-lang / R : Language and environment for statistical computing and graphics

dev-lang / lazarus : feature rich visual programming environment emulating Delphi

  • Don't build extra packages from the bigide component

dev-lang / mono : Mono runtime and class libraries, a C# compiler/interpreter

dev-lang / perl : Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language

dev-lang / swi-prolog : Versatile implementation of the Prolog programming language

dev-libs / libcdio : A library to encapsulate CD-ROM reading and control

  • Only build the libcdio library and little more, just to be used to link against from multimedia players. With this USE flag enabled, none of the command-line utilities are built, nor is the CDDA library.

dev-libs / libsodium : A portable fork of NaCl, a higher-level cryptographic library

dev-perl / Alien-Build : Build external dependencies for use in CPAN

dev-perl / App-Cmd : Write command line apps with less suffering

dev-perl / B-Debug : Walk Perl syntax tree, printing debug info about ops

dev-perl / Bytes-Random-Secure : extension to generate cryptographically-secure random bytes

dev-perl / CGI-Application : Framework for building reusable web-applications

dev-perl / CPAN-Uploader : upload things to the CPAN

dev-perl / Calendar-Simple : Perl extension to create simple calendars

dev-perl / Class-Tiny : Minimalist class construction

dev-perl / Color-Calc : Simple calculations with RGB colors

dev-perl / Config-INI : simple .ini-file format

dev-perl / Config-MVP : multivalue-property package-oriented configuration

dev-perl / Crypt-PWSafe3 : Read and write Passwordsafe v3 files

dev-perl / Crypt-SMIME : S/MIME message signing, verification, encryption and decryption

dev-perl / CryptX : Self-contained crypto toolkit

dev-perl / Cwd-Guard : Temporary changing working directory (chdir)

dev-perl / DBD-MariaDB : MariaDB and MySQL driver for the Perl5 Database Interface (DBI)

dev-perl / DBI-Shell : Interactive command shell for the DBI

dev-perl / DBIx-Simple : Very complete easy-to-use OO interface to DBI

dev-perl / DateTime-Format-Builder : Create DateTime parser classes and objects

dev-perl / Devel-Cover : Code coverage metrics for Perl

dev-perl / Devel-FindPerl : Find the path to your perl

dev-perl / Dist-Zilla : Distribution builder; installer not included!

dev-perl / Eval-Closure : safely and cleanly create closures via string eval

dev-perl / Expect : Expect for Perl

dev-perl / File-ShareDir : Locate per-dist and per-module shared files

dev-perl / File-ShareDir-ProjectDistDir : Simple set-and-forget using of a '/share' directory in your projects root

dev-perl / Getopt-Long-Descriptive : Getopt::Long with usage text

dev-perl / HTTP-CookieJar : A minimalist HTTP user agent cookie jar

dev-perl / JSON-RPC : JSON RPC 2.0 Server Implementation

dev-perl / Log-Any : Bringing loggers and listeners together

dev-perl / Log-Dispatchouli : a simple wrapper around Log::Dispatch

dev-perl / MIME-Lite : Low-calorie MIME generator

dev-perl / Mail-DMARC : Perl implementation of DMARC

dev-perl / Mail-Sender : Module for sending mails with attachments through an SMTP server

dev-perl / Math-ModInt : modular integer arithmetic

dev-perl / Math-Random-ISAAC-XS : C implementation of the ISAAC PRNG algorithm

dev-perl / Mixin-Linewise : write your linewise code for handles; this does the rest

dev-perl / Mojolicious : Real-time web framework

dev-perl / MooseX-LazyRequire : Required attributes which fail only when trying to use them

dev-perl / MooseX-OneArgNew : teach ->new to accept single, non-hashref arguments

dev-perl / MooseX-Types-Path-Class : A Path::Class type library for Moose

dev-perl / Net-DNS : Perl Interface to the Domain Name System

dev-perl / Net-HTTP : Low-level HTTP connection (client)

dev-perl / Net-Netmask : Parse, manipulate and lookup IP network blocks

dev-perl / Net-OpenSSH : Net::OpenSSH, Perl wrapper for OpenSSH secure shell client

dev-perl / Net-SNMP : A SNMP Perl Module

dev-perl / Net-SSH-Perl : Perl client Interface to SSH

dev-perl / Net-SSLeay : Perl extension for using OpenSSL

dev-perl / POSIX-strftime-Compiler : GNU C library compatible strftime for loggers and servers

dev-perl / Package-Stash : Routines for manipulating stashes

dev-perl / Pango : Layout and render international text

dev-perl / Parallel-ForkManager : A simple parallel processing fork manager

dev-perl / Path-FindDev : Find a development path somewhere in an upper hierarchy

dev-perl / Path-IsDev : Determine if a given Path resembles a development source tree

dev-perl / Path-Tiny : File path utility

dev-perl / Perl-Critic : Critique Perl source code for best-practices

dev-perl / Perl-PrereqScanner : a tool to scan your Perl code for its prerequisites

dev-perl / Perl-Tags : Generate (possibly exuberant) Ctags style tags for Perl sourcecode

dev-perl / Plack : Perl Superglue for Web frameworks and Web Servers (PSGI toolkit)

dev-perl / Pod-Markdown : Convert POD to Markdown

dev-perl / Pod-Readme : Intelligently generate a README file from POD

dev-perl / Pod-Spell : A formatter for spellchecking Pod

dev-perl / Proc-Daemon : Run Perl program as a daemon process

dev-perl / Redis : Perl binding for Redis database

dev-perl / RedisDB : Perl extension to access redis database

dev-perl / SQL-Statement : Small SQL parser and engine

dev-perl / Signal-Mask : Signal masks made easy

dev-perl / Specio : Type constraints and coercions for Perl

dev-perl / Sub-Quote : Efficient generation of subroutines via string eval

dev-perl / Test-CleanNamespaces : Check for uncleaned imports

dev-perl / Test-Compile : Check whether Perl files compile correctly

dev-perl / Test-MockRandom : Replaces random number generation with non-random number generation

dev-perl / Test-Number-Delta : Compare the difference between numbers against a given tolerance

dev-perl / Text-Soundex : Implementation of the soundex algorithm

dev-perl / Text-Wrapper : Word wrap text by breaking long lines

dev-perl / Tree-Simple : A simple tree object

dev-perl / Try-Tiny : Minimal try/catch with proper localization of $@

dev-perl / Type-Tie : Tie a variable to a type constraint

dev-perl / Type-Tiny : tiny, yet Moo(se)-compatible type constraint

dev-perl / Type-Tiny-XS : provides an XS boost for some of Type::Tiny's built-in type constraints

dev-perl / XML-Entities : Decode strings with XML entities

dev-perl / XML-Feed : Syndication feed parser and auto-discovery

dev-perl / XML-LibXML : Perl binding for libxml2

dev-perl / XML-Parser-Lite : Lightweight regexp-based XML parser

dev-perl / XML-RSS-LibXML : XML::RSS with XML::LibXML

dev-perl / YAML-Tiny : Read/Write YAML files with as little code as possible

dev-perl / libintl-perl : High-Level Interface to Uniforum Message Translation

dev-perl / strictures : Turn on strict and make most warnings fatal

dev-php / PEAR-DB_DataObject : SQL builder and data modeling layer

dev-php / PEAR-File_Archive : Easily manipulate archives in PHP

dev-php / PEAR-HTML_CSS : Provides a simple interface for generating a stylesheet declaration

dev-php / PEAR-HTML_Template_Flexy : An extremely powerful Tokenizer driven Template engine

dev-php / PEAR-HTTP_Session2 : Wraps PHP's session functions providing extras like db storage for session data

dev-php / PEAR-PHP_Debug : Provides traces, timings, executed queries, watched variables etc.

dev-php / PEAR-Text_CAPTCHA : Generation of CAPTCHAs

dev-php / PEAR-Validate : Validation class

dev-python / pandas : Powerful data structures for data analysis and statistics

dev-scheme / racket : General purpose, multi-paradigm Lisp-Scheme programming language

dev-util / dialog : Tool to display dialog boxes from a shell

  • Disable library, install command-line program only

dev-util / google-perftools : Fast, multi-threaded malloc() and nifty performance analysis tools

  • Only build the tcmalloc_minimal library, ignoring the heap checker and the profilers.

games-board / pysolfc : Exciting collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games

games-simulation / simutrans : A free Transport Tycoon clone

  • Don't install any PakSets (scenario data)

lxqt-base / lxqt-meta : Meta ebuild for LXQt, the Lightweight Desktop Environment

  • Do not install x11-wm/openboxwindow manager

media-gfx / iscan-plugin-gt-f500 : Epson Perfection 2480/2580 PHOTO scanner plugin for SANE 'epkowa' backend

  • Install the firmware only, and not the plugin.

media-gfx / meshlab : A system for processing and editing unstructured 3D triangular meshes

media-libs / libsndfile : C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound

media-sound / guayadeque : Music management program designed for all music enthusiasts

net-analyzer / icinga2 : Distributed, general purpose, network monitoring engine

net-analyzer / munin : Munin Server Monitoring Tool

  • Only install munin-node and its plugins. This excludes the scripts to generate the web pages and the graphs.

net-analyzer / net-snmp : Software for generating and retrieving SNMP data

net-analyzer / nsca : Nagios Service Check Acceptor

  • Only build and install the send_nsca command and not the daemon. This allows a very minimal install with no overhead when setting up a node.

net-im / ekg2 : Text-based, multi-protocol instant messenger

  • Disable building extra plugins with no additional deps.

net-misc / dropbear : Small SSH 2 client/server designed for small memory environments

net-misc / ytfzf : Posix script to find and watch youtube videos from the terminal

  • Skip app-shells/fzf and media-video/mpv dependencies (requires custom settings)

net-nds / openldap : LDAP suite of application and development tools

  • Build libraries & userspace tools only. Does not install any server code

net-p2p / eiskaltdcpp : Qt/DC++ based client for DirectConnect and ADC protocols

  • Don't install headers

net-print / hplip : HP Linux Imaging and Printing - Print, scan, fax drivers and service tools

  • Only build internal hpijs/hpcups driver (not recommended at all, make sure you know what you are doing)

net-wireless / dump1090 : simple Mode S decoder for RTLSDR devices

  • Exclude all HTML/webserver extras for a tiny build, e.g. to export data only

sci-biology / aaindex : Amino acid indices and similarity matrices

sci-biology / bioperl : Perl tools for bioinformatics - Core modules

sci-biology / bioperl-run : Perl wrapper modules for key bioinformatics applications

sci-biology / cutg : Codon usage tables calculated from GenBank

sci-biology / emboss : The European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite - A sequence analysis package

sci-biology / prints : A protein motif fingerprint database

sci-biology / prosite : A protein families and domains database

sci-biology / rebase : A restriction enzyme database

sci-chemistry / openbabel : Interconverts file formats used in molecular modeling

sci-electronics / kicad-meta : Electronic Schematic and PCB design tools (meta package)

  • Do not install extra data like 3D packages and templates.

sci-electronics / labone : Platform independent instrument control for Zurich Instruments devices

sci-mathematics / eclib : Programs for elliptic curves defined over the rational numbers

  • Build only the "mwrank" program.

sci-visualization / ggobi : Visualization program for exploring high-dimensional data

sec-policy / apparmor-profiles : A collection of profiles for the AppArmor application security system

sys-apps / fwupd : Aims to make updating firmware on Linux automatic, safe and reliable

sys-apps / iproute2 : kernel routing and traffic control utilities

  • only install ip and tc programs, without eBPF support

sys-apps / miscfiles : Miscellaneous files

sys-auth / pambase : PAM base configuration files

  • Disables the standard PAM modules that provide extra information to users on login; this includes pam_lastlog, pam_motd, pam_mail and other similar modules. This might not be a good idea on a multi-user system but could reduce slightly the overhead on single-user non-networked systems.

sys-boot / lilo : LInux LOader, the original Linux bootloader

  • Do not install the dolilo helper script

sys-boot / vboot-utils : Chrome OS verified boot tools

sys-boot / woeusb : Creates windows installer on usb media from an iso image

sys-fs / zfs : Userland utilities for ZFS Linux kernel module

  • Don't install python scripts (arcstat, dbufstat etc) and avoid dependency on dev-lang/python

sys-libs / musl-nscd : musl-nscd is an implementation of the NSCD protocol for the musl libc

  • Only installs the header files

sys-libs / ncurses : Console display library

virtual / ssh : Virtual for SSH client and server

  • Prefer net-misc/dropbear over net-misc/openssh

www-apps / ikiwiki : A wiki compiler

www-apps / nanoc : nanoc is a simple but very flexible static site generator written in Ruby

www-apps / nanoc-cli : nanoc is a simple but very flexible static site generator written in Ruby

www-apps / nanoc-core : nanoc is a simple but very flexible static site generator written in Ruby

www-apps / nanoc-spec : Provides Nanoc::Spec, containing functionality for writing tests for Nanoc

x11-base / xorg-server : X.Org X servers

x11-misc / notify-osd : Canonical's on-screen-display notification agent

x11-misc / py3status : py3status is an extensible i3status wrapper written in python

  • Don't depend on x11-misc/i3status if you don't plan to use any of its built-in modules.

x11-themes / mate-icon-theme-faenza : Faenza icon theme that was adapted for MATE desktop

x11-themes / tangerine-icon-theme : a derivative of the standard Tango theme, using a more orange approach

x11-themes / tango-icon-theme : SVG and PNG icon theme from the Tango project

x11-wm / xpra : X Persistent Remote Apps (xpra) and Partitioning WM (parti) based on wimpiggy

xfce-base / xfce4-meta : The Xfce Desktop Environment (meta package)