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From: Pacho Ramos <pacho@g.o>
Subject: Re: a virtual advantage ?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:03:31 +0200
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@...> 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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