Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Build dependencies and upgrades.
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:13:19
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Build dependencies and upgrades. by Mike Frysinger
On 10/12/2011 08:20 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 October 2011 11:09:56 Zac Medico wrote: >> How about if we add a `emerge --upgrade` target that is analogous to >> `apt-get upgrade`? > > isn't that already done with @installed ? `emerge --upgrade @installed`
At this time, @installed tends to trigger unsolvable blockers during updates [1], so it's not really usable for general purpose updates unless you want users to go back to the days of solving blocker by themselves even though the package manager is capable of doing it automatically. Also, @installed pulls in slot atoms just for the installed slots, so it won't pull in new slots like un-slotted atoms would. [1] -- Thanks, Zac