Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:07:36
Message-Id: 1309111411.17043.4.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] a virtual advantage ? by Dale
El dom, 26-06-2011 a las 12:45 -0500, Dale escribió:
> Alex Alexander wrote: > > On Jun 26, 2011 6:56 PM, "Philip Webb" <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 > > :-) :-)
Maybe one option (until portage-2.2 is ready) would be to move the informative message to pkg_pretend, that way the message would be shown just after starting "emerge -uDN world" allowing user to interrupt it and run "emerge -uDN world && emerge -1 $(qlist -I -C x11-drivers/)" directly.

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