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From: Petteri R├Ąty <betelgeuse@g.o>
Subject: Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:07:59 +0200
On 01/24/2010 07:12 AM, Benny Pedersen wrote:
> 
> should not be marked as system ?
> 
> it removes python-wrapper and this remove python link from
> /usr/bin/python linked to /usr/bin/python-wrapper so all portage does
> not work after this, but i solved it with a quickpkg from another host
> 
> my dump question why is it not listed as a system pkg when it really
> seems so important ?
> 

The meaning of the system set is to have only the packages directly
required to have a minimal functioning system. Having python by itself
is not a requirement for that but having package management is. As a
consequence python gets pulled in by portage. We could have a separate
list for packages for which the PM should tell the user that he's an
idiot of course but the best thing is to educate users that emerge -C is
dangerous.

Regards,
Petteri

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