Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Harm Geerts <harmgeerts@××××.nl>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Orphaned files: /usr/sbin/rdev, vidmode, etc, what package?
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2005 19:36:19
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Orphaned files: /usr/sbin/rdev, vidmode, etc, what package? by Duncan <>
Yes, it has been removed.
The comment in the the bug report talks about "Ancient Cruft" :)

And to match files with packages the debian repository has been a good friend 
to me. It's no rocket science but it does the job for most cases.

On Saturday 12 November 2005 08:30, Duncan wrote:
> I'm finally getting around to some stale binaries cleanup, after a disk > problem this summer had me back on an old /usr, with incorrect portage > data. I was able to emerge almost everything to current using > --emptytree, and from binpkg, as I've been running FEATURES=buildpkg for > some time (and what I didn't have a binpkg for were small packages, > luckily), but that left some stale files around. > > I've just spent several hours running a "for $file in *; do equery b > $file; done" in one konsole tab, while running an mc in another console > tab to delete stuff that didn't show up as belonging to anything. > > So around comes /usr/sbin, and I find rdev and the symlinks pointing to it > aren't listed as belonging to anything. I don't want to get rid of them > as they occasionally come in handy, particularly for checking a setting > in the existing kernel (new ones are easy enough to build if I want to > change it, but for a quick look, rdev and friends are nice), but I don't > know what Gentoo package they belong to. > > A google-linux says on most distributions, they are (or were, the info > could be dated) part of util-linux. However, double-checking here, they > aren't part of the current util-linux package (2.12r-r1) I have merged. > What package now contains them (emerge -p rdev says no such package, > esearch doesn't return anything either, even with -S), or is it a bug in > the ebuild or on my system that failed to get them? > > ... I still have the manpages for them, too, just not a package I can > (re)merge to hook the files back up with the portage database. > > ... Or is rdev no longer supposed to be usable with kernel 2.6 and it has > been removed? If so, that's a shame! ... > > -- > Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs. > "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master -- > and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman in >
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