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From: Ibraheem Umaru-Mohammed <iumarumohammed@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Tips/Tricks to avoid repetitively running 'emerge --pretend'?
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 13:59:18
Message-Id: 1095602384.22400.5.camel@rabox
1 Hi,
3 Is there a better way to get a picture of the dependency tree that
4 emerge walks? For example, when one wishes to unmask a package, it is
5 possible that that package is itself dependent on other packages that
6 require unmasking, and so on and so on.
8 It's a little annoying having to:
9 emerge -uDp world
10 then
11 echo foo-bar/baz >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
12 then
13 emerge -uDp world
14 then
15 echo qux-quux/corge >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
17 Until all dependencies have been met.
19 Are there any tricks or tips on how best to do this time-saving wise?
20 Could the results be somehow cached so that subsequent runs are quicker?
21 Or could the dependency tree be viewed somehow, so that the list of
22 packages to unmask could be done in one step?
24 Regards,
26 --ibz.
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