Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Nick Currier <docfreezzzz@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Re: libungif and giflib conflict.
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 19:45:34
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Re: libungif and giflib conflict. by Harm Geerts
Okay... Now I know. Not used to this whole build from source concept yet but
I am getting much better at it. I cleaned up everything and now have no more
broken dependencies. Apparently I've just never emerge --depclean. Again
Kudos for all the help.


On 11/2/05, Harm Geerts <harmgeerts@××××.nl> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 November 2005 05:30, Nick Currier wrote: > > Looks like that got it guys. Thanks tons for the help.... It seems I > broke > > portage by running only part ~amd64 packages. revdep-rebuild found it > but > > it took twice to fix..... depclean wants to get rid of tons of stuff > though > > so I'm thinking this is a bad idea or I have bigger problems.... Kudos > to > > AMD64 Gentoo for the best support team in open source. > > It's normal for a system that hasn't been maintained the way it should ;) > 1. Look over the list of packages that would be unmerged with: > # emerge --pretend depclean > 2. Inject the packages that should not be removed in your world file with: > # emerge --noreplace <package name> > > Repeats steps 1 and 2 untill you are satisfied. > 3. clean the remaining packages with: > # emerge --ask depclean > 4. rebuild packages that were built against older/removed libaries: > # revdep-rebuild --pretend (part of app-portage/gentoolkit) > > In order to keep your system clean in the future upgrade world like this: > 1. upgrade your world, remerge packages that have a changed USE flag and > upgrade deep dependencies. > # emerge --ask --deep --newuse --upgrade world > 2. rebuild packages that were built against older/removed libaries > # revdep-rebuild --pretend > > If you ever remove a package do it like this: > 1. remove the package > # emerge --ask --unmerge package > 2. remove the dependencies but always check the output. other packages > might > use them even though they are not a direct dependency > # emerge --ask depclean > 3. rebuild packages that were build against libaries you just removed > # revdep-rebuild --pretend > > This is how I maintain all my systems. > If anyone has remarks/tips I'd be glad to hear them. > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list > >