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On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 12:40 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:23 AM, Daiajo Tibdixious <daiajo@...> wrote:
>> I know when I do an emerge world it looks at /var/lib/portage/world
>> for the list of packages.
>> I went looking for a 'system' list for the emerge system command & did
>> not find it.
>> I also looked in make.profile and didn't find anything likely.
>> I also googled my query but got too many spurious matches.
>> I'm sure there is a simple answer.
>> I want to write a script that reads the system list, finds the
>> binpkg's, and copies the latest to backup.
>> I can do this easy for the world list.
>> Daiajo Tibdixious daiajo@...
> With the newer versions of portage (2.2.x) you can do
> emerge -pve @system
> On my box it returned a result of 439 packages. Seems high, but...
> You can temporarily move /var/lib/portage/world to some other name.
> With the world file gone there's nothing to install to satisfy the
> @world set. With this setup I did
> emerge -pve @world
> and got a result of 439 package, so at least there is agreement.
> Now, I don't truly believe all of these 439 packages are necessary to
> complete @system as my 32-bit Gentoo VM only has 174 packages in
> Go figure, and don't forget to move the world file back again... ;-)
ty all, I forgot about the dependent packages. I might forget about
separating system & world & just backup all the binpkg's