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Petteri Räty wrote:
> On 25.1.2010 13.30, Petteri Räty wrote:
>>> So there is already a option that is the reverse of -n ?
>>> :-) :-)
>> You would first have to define the reverse to avoid misunderstanding.
>> --noreplace (-n)
>> Skips the packages specified on the command-line that have already been
>> Reverse: Install packages that are not already installed
>> - This is what Portage does by default
>> Reverse: Skips packages that are not installed
>> - Makes no sense with installation actions. Is this what you mean?
>> pena betelgeuse # emerge --depclean foobar
>> >>> No packages selected for removal by depclean
> I should also add that this is not a user support mailing list as
> there's gentoo-user for that purpose. I think the original purpose of
> the thread was already fulfilled.
Definition of reverse -n option. emerge --remove-from-world pidgin
That would remove the entry pidgin from the world file. Then a user
could use --depclean to remove pidgin and other dependencies that are no
longer needed. There would be no need to use -C in that case.
I am subscribed to -user as well. I been using Gentoo since the 1.4
days. This is about improving portage which is a good thing to talk
about here. The devs do it, not the user. ;-) Also, I already know
how to use portage pretty good. I'm not asking for support just trying
to improve things.