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From: Igor <lanthruster@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:12:44
1 Hi,
3 About 60% of all the packages are installed and work with nodep flag
4 without any problems for years. Most of the maintainers just depend on new
5 packages not knowing if it's necessary or not resulting in a really HUGE
6 update that in the absolute majority of cases destabilize GENTOO making it
7 not operational and WORSE than it was before. You then STABILIZE it again
8 spending hours and then the story repeats itself.
10 Experience show that out of 20 new dependencies pulled by
11 emerge only 1 is critical and really needed to assemble the target.
13 Is there any option in emerge to pull MINIMUM packages to
14 get the result - install the application you need, leaving everything else
15 AS IS untouched and stable?
17 I would rather prefer and many would agree to use this kind of
18 install instead of a full system update by default.
20 Is there any USE flag that can switch system to this kind of update instead
21 of conventional? If no such USE flag, what about stabilize gentoo with
22 STABILIZED flag implementation in make.conf?
24 Whoever needs everything new - can continue fighting with nature,
25 the rest of us who has a limited life span - well, they might go for
26 STABILIZED flag and live happily ever after.
28 What do you think?
31 --
32 Best regards,
33 Igor mailto:lanthruster@×××××.com


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Re: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge hasufell <hasufell@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge Jeroen Roovers <jer@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge Kent Fredric <kentfredric@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] minimalistic emerge Johannes Huber <johu@g.o>
[gentoo-dev] Re: minimalistic emerge Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>