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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:46:40
Message-Id: 4E07704A.30004@gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ? by Alex Alexander
Alex Alexander wrote:
> > On Jun 26, 2011 6:56 PM, "Philip Webb" <purslow@××××××××.net > <mailto:purslow@××××××××.net>> wrote: > > > > Yesterday, I upgraded 'xorg-drivers' to the latest stable 1.10 > > & then found upon rebooting that X failed to recognise the keyboard. > > Yes, it's happened before & I was not surprised: > > I had to switch the machine off, reboot, login as root > > -- experience long ago made me avoid booting directly into a GUI -- > > & recompile 'xf86-input-evdev', after which everything returned to > normal. > > Yes, there's a warning after the new 'xorg-drivers' has been installed, > > but I wasn't sure exactly which pkg(s) needed remerging, so took the > chance. > > > > My point is that it looks -- to a naive user -- like a good opportunity > > for another 'virtual', which wb satisfied by Evdev or equivalent. > > This would avoid the problem when busy users miss the warning notice > > (see a current users' thread). > > > > Perhaps this would in turn need an extension of the 'virtual' concept, > > to require rebuilding of the relevant pkg to satisfy the main emerge. > > There is another thread today re 'revdep-rebuild' + Python + Perl, > > which seems to cover a bit of the same ground. > > > > Thanks as always to the devs for their conscientious unpaid efforts. > > > > -- > > ========================,,============================================ > > SUPPORT ___________//___, Philip Webb > > ELECTRIC /] [] [] [] [] []| Cities Centre, University of Toronto > > TRANSIT `-O----------O---' purslowatchassdotutorontodotca > > > > > > portage 2.2 has a nice set for that called @x11-module-rebuild :) > > Alex | wired >
He doesn't use portage 2.2 so he would have to settle for "qlist -I -C x11-drivers/" instead. I think his point is, it's easy to miss those messages and not know you need to rebuild things. It would be nice if portage did that for him. You know, automagically. ;-) Dale :-) :-)

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Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ? Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>