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From: "Sami Näätänen" <sami.naatanen@×××××××××××.fi>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage quibbles
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:39:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage quibbles by Louis-Philippe Brochu
On Monday 24 March 2003 18:45, Louis-Philippe Brochu wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 10:08, Abhishek Amit wrote: > > > IMHO Portage should have a way to upgrade all installed packages. > > > No need for dependencies checking (--deep) or world file, Just go > > > through the list of all installed packages (that we can get with > > > qpkg) and act as if there were part of the world file in the > > > current implementation. In fact i think such an option should be > > > the default one > > > > > > What do you think? Why would someone want to update only packages > > > in the world file? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the > > > previous method compared to the current --deep option? > > > > Try doing emerge `qpkg -I -nc`. This should do what you are looking > > for. > > What i mean is, why isn't this option the default option when > upgrading all packages? I'm sure i'm not the only one that thought, > at first, that emerge world was supposed to do that.
If some package needs a specific version of other package you wouldn't want to update that other package. If you do emerge `qpkg -I -nc` you can make some packages in state where they no longer work, because their dependencies are not met anymore. -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list