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From: Jon Portnoy <avenj@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] uninstalling packages with portage
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 00:37:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] uninstalling packages with portage by Michael Cummings
1 On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 08:32:02PM -0400, Michael Cummings wrote:
2 > I think the point is, why do they not block each other? Shouldn't they?
3 >
4 > Not that this is part of the original thread :)
5 >
6 >
8 Why should they? netkit-base is a package that happens to provide
9 ping among other utilities; because all of them except the old-style
10 inetd are deprecated (old-style inetd is deprecated but some people
11 still prefer it, for whatever reason). It no longer provides ping, just
12 old-style inetd.
14 Block each other in what way? How do you know before getting to the
15 merge stage that files might be conflicting?
17 The only real solution that I can see is preventing it from happening in
18 the first place.
20 Here's something in the same vein:
23 I guess we need to determine which package provides the best version of
24 kill. In that case, it's not that much of a big deal because most people
25 are going to be using their shell's internal kill command anyway,
26 though.
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29 Jon Portnoy
30 avenj/
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Re: [gentoo-dev] uninstalling packages with portage Mikael Andersson <snikkt@×××××.com>