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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:58:32
Message-Id: 4BA32EA8.9030702@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it by Dale
On 03/19/2010 12:15 AM, Dale wrote:
> I think this is because people that use Gentoo do so because it doesn't > install things they don't need. Why install a package that is used by > no other package? It's pointless. > > I would also add, if it gets installed and is used by no other package, > --depclean should remove it. Putting it in package.mask locally is sort > of silly in my opinion. There will come a day, maybe way off in the > future, that something will need it. Then you have to edit the file > again so portage can install it.
I guess what you want is an emerge --avoid-new-slots-whenever-possible option. You might also want it to check for cases in which pulling in a new slot will allow you to remove an older slot (that will require some additional work). Having options like those would be really super, but I don't think using package.mask to do it will be so awful. -- Thanks, Zac

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Packages pulling in python-3*, also they dont require it Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>