Thus spake Adam Petaccia on Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 09:00:16PM CST
> > 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.
> add "-D" to your emerge list and it should catch most everything, except
> maybe orphaned dependencies (which, admitantly, portage *does* have a
> problem with these).
Portage may not be smart enough to work around selective use of unstable
packages. e.g., I've had to use lm-sensors-2.8.8 (masked with ~x86) to get
the package working, and have had to add a line to /etc/portage/package.mask
to keep 'emerge -u world' from downgrading the package. If I set
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" then portage wants to upgrade _everything_ to
unstable. Not good! So with "<sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.8" in package.mask,
I get the following:
# emerge -D -u -p world
These are the packages that I would merge, in reverse order:
Calculating world dependencies -
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "sys-apps/lm-sensors" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.1 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.7.0-r1 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.8 (masked by: ~x86 keyword)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.3 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.5 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.7 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.2 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.4 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.6.5 (masked by: package.mask)
- sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.6 (masked by: package.mask)
For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man page or
section 2.2 "Software Availability" in the Gentoo Handbook.
!!! (dependency required by "x11-misc/xsensors-0.46" [ebuild])
!!! Problem with ebuild x11-misc/xsensors-0.46
!!! Possibly a DEPEND/*DEPEND problem.
!!! Depgraph creation failed.
But if I comment out the restriction in package.mask, then portage wants to
install an older version of the package in a different slot, which probably
won't work since the old version doesn't grok my mainboard.
Quite frankly, I liked the -U ebuild option, which solves the problem, but
apparently -U is going to go away.
I know this is all rather OT for this list, but I appreciate the knowledge
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