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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:02:59 -0600
Petteri Räty wrote:
> On 01/24/2010 08:20 PM, Ben de Groot wrote:
>   
>> 2010/1/24 Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o>:
>>     
>>> On 01/24/2010 03:02 PM, Ben de Groot wrote:
>>>       
>>>> You can't have functioning package management without the hard
>>>> dependencies it requires. So both portage and python should be in the
>>>> system set.
>>>>         
>>> Why should we keep redundant information in the list?
>>>       
>> How is that redundant?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>     
>
> The problem the original poster wanted to solve is having a warning when
> trying to unmerge something in "system". The best way here is to file a
> Portage enhancement request and not pollute the profile system set
> marking. The purpose of the packages file is to describe what needs to
> be installed for a minimal system to work so it doesn't make sense to
> pollute it with implementation details.
>
> Regards,
> Petteri
>
>   

Since unmerging python results in a broken system, I'm not sure how this 
"pollutes" anything.  The system set is to maintain a working and 
bootable system that can install packages and portage requires python to 
work.  What good is a Gentoo system without a working package manager?

Is there something that I am missing here?  For me, system should 
include the things needed for booting and for the package manager to 
work.  If it can't contain python then portage has a problem.  As I 
pointed out in another reply, portage won't let you unmerge itself but 
it will let you unmerge a package that will render portage useless.  If 
I can unmerge python then portage should just go ahead and let me 
unmerge portage itself too.  At least it is easier to repair removing 
portage. 

Dale

:-)  :-)


Replies:
Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
-- Petteri Räty
Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
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Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
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Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
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Re: emerge -C eselect-python disaster
-- Petteri Räty
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