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On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 19:46 -0600, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Thus spake Adam Petaccia on Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 06:08:36PM CST
> > "emerge --newuse world" is _very_ helpful here ;-)
> Hmmm. Very interesting! 'emerge --newuse -p world' gives me a long list of
> packages, some of which aren't even installed, and which probably aren't
> depended by anything else. This is odd.
That is rather strange. Are you sure they are not installed?
> This list also includes updates on a number of packages which are apparently
> slipping through the cracks when I do a daily 'emerge -u world'. I've been
> noticing this for some time now. Some packages apparently didn't get
> registered with 'world' when they're built, and I come on them from time to
> time by chance and notice the version differences between what's installed
> and what's available.
Don't use "emerge -u world". A much better solution is to use "emerge
-uD world" as it does deep checks on dependencies. Only packages that
you specify with the "emerge" command ever get registered with world.
Dependencies never do. Also, if you have *anything* showing up in your
--newuse, then you've changed your USE flags quite a bit. I would
suggest doing a "emerge -p depclean" and checking out what portage will
want to remove, then do an "emerge depclean" followed by an "emerge -uD
--newuse world" followed by an "emerge -uD world".
> 'emerge --newuse -u -p world' gives me a longer list, which is apparently a
> superset of the above. I would expect the list to be shorter.
Correct. The -u option means to not only display the --newuse stuff,
but *also* a list of upgrades. They are additive.
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