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From: Harm Geerts <harmgeerts@...>
Subject: Re: Orphaned files: /usr/sbin/rdev, vidmode, etc, what package?
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 20:34:40 +0100
http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/sys-apps/util-linux/util-linux-2.12i-r1.ebuild?rev=1.11&view=markup
Yes, it has been removed.
The comment in the the bug report talks about "Ancient Cruft" :)

And to match files with packages the debian repository has been a good friend 
to me. It's no rocket science but it does the job for most cases.
http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents

On Saturday 12 November 2005 08:30, Duncan wrote:
> I'm finally getting around to some stale binaries cleanup, after a disk
> problem this summer had me back on an old /usr, with incorrect portage
> data.  I was able to emerge almost everything to current using
> --emptytree, and from binpkg, as I've been running FEATURES=buildpkg for
> some time (and what I didn't have a binpkg for were small packages,
> luckily), but that left some stale files around.
>
> I've just spent several hours running a "for $file in *; do equery b
> $file; done" in one konsole tab, while running an mc in another console
> tab to delete stuff that didn't show up as belonging to anything.
>
> So around comes /usr/sbin, and I find rdev and the symlinks pointing to it
> aren't listed as belonging to anything.  I don't want to get rid of them
> as they occasionally come in handy, particularly for checking a setting
> in the existing kernel (new ones are easy enough to build if I want to
> change it, but for a quick look, rdev and friends are nice), but I don't
> know what Gentoo package they belong to.
>
> A google-linux says on most distributions, they are (or were, the info
> could be dated) part of util-linux.  However, double-checking here, they
> aren't part of the current util-linux package (2.12r-r1) I have merged.
> What package now contains them (emerge -p rdev says no such package,
> esearch doesn't return anything either, even with -S), or is it a bug in
> the ebuild or on my system that failed to get them?
>
> ...  I still have the manpages for them, too, just not a package I can
> (re)merge to hook the files back up with the portage database.
>
> ... Or is rdev no longer supposed to be usable with kernel 2.6 and it has
> been removed?  If so, that's a shame!  ...
>
> --
> Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
> "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
> and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman in
> http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2004/12/22/rms_interview.html
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