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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in app-office/libreoffice: ChangeLog libreoffice-3.4.99.1.ebuild libreoffice-3.5.0.0.ebuild
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:59:03
Message-Id: 4EECCA30.4030401@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in app-office/libreoffice: ChangeLog libreoffice-3.4.99.1.ebuild libreoffice-3.5.0.0.ebuild by Ciaran McCreesh
On 12/17/2011 04:02 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:47:47 +0000 > Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> wrote: >> On 12/17/2011 08:32 AM, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: >>> On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:33:11 +0000 Markos Chandras >>> <hwoarang@g.o> wrote: >>>> to avoid useless compilations to slow machines >>> >>> That's a package manager issue, not an ebuild issue. >>> >> How come? The package appears to have a lower version compared to the >> previous one so the package manager treats it as a downgrade > > No, the issue that you think there's such a thing as a "useless > compilation". Your package manager should provide you with an easy way > of saying "I don't care about this package this time when I'm updating > world, so exclude it if possible".
With emerge there are currently at least two possible ways to accomplish this: 1) Put the package in /etc/portage/package.mask (it will trigger warnings about the installed package being masked though) 2) Use the emerge --exclude option. If those don't fit well enough, we can add yet another way to do it. -- Thanks, Zac