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On 25.1.2010 13.02, Dale wrote:
> Petteri Räty wrote:
>> On 01/25/2010 04:28 AM, Dale wrote:
>>> Well put. I would agree that a simple warning should be given before
>>> removing a system package or a package that system must have, especially
>>> Maybe what portage needs is a reverse -n feature. Instead of adding
>>> something to the world file, it removes a unwanted package from the
>>> world file and then the user could use --depclean to remove that package
>>> and its no longer needed friends. I assume this is doable.
>> You can already use --depclean for this.
> So there is already a option that is the reverse of -n ?
> :-) :-)
You would first have to define the reverse to avoid misunderstanding.
Skips the packages specified on the command-line that
have already been installed.
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