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From: Sami Näätänen <sami.naatanen@...>
Subject: Re: Portage quibbles
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 13:39:37 +0200
On Monday 24 March 2003 18:45, Louis-Philippe Brochu wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 10:08, Abhishek Amit wrote:
> > > IMHO Portage should have a way to upgrade all installed packages.
> > > No need for dependencies checking (--deep) or world file, Just go
> > > through the list of all installed packages (that we can get with
> > > qpkg) and act as if there were part of the world file in the
> > > current implementation. In fact i think such an option should be
> > > the default one
> > >
> > > What do you think? Why would someone want to update only packages
> > > in the world file? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the
> > > previous method compared to the current --deep option?
> >
> > Try doing emerge `qpkg -I -nc`. This should do what you are looking
> > for.
> What i mean is, why isn't this option the default option when
> upgrading all packages? I'm sure i'm not the only one that thought,
> at first, that emerge world was supposed to do that.

If some package needs a specific version of other package you wouldn't 
want to update that other package. If you do emerge `qpkg -I -nc` you 
can make some packages in state where they no longer work, because 
their dependencies are not met anymore.

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Re: Portage quibbles
-- Abhishek Amit
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