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From: Jim Ramsay <lack@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Over using preserve_old_lib, don't do that
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:19:51
Message-Id: 20100719201933.GA8710@altair.netopia.am.mot.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Over using preserve_old_lib, don't do that by Markus Hauschild
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 07:28:40PM +0200, Markus Hauschild wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM, Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o> wrote: > > Ideally, these calls should either adhere to FEATURES="-preserve-libs", > > or there should be a tool that can identify which files portage has > > preserved, and allow easy rebuilding of dependent packages, and removal. > >  At the moment, I'm having to manually grep ebuilds, ls the libraries > > and run revdep-rebuild over them one at a time... > > Such a tool which can at least identify files that remain on the > system from preserved-libs or similar would be really useful in my > opinion!
What if preserve_old_libs did the following: mv ${oldlib} ${oldlib}.preserved ln -s ${oldlib}.preserved ${oldlib} Cons: 2 files to delete once you're done revdep-rebuilding Pros: Easy to tell at a glance which libs are the preserved libs. -- Jim Ramsay