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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] Is portage (/usr)/bin-merge safe?
Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2013 05:37:02
Message-Id: pan$7796a$b69709b7$19290aaf$
1 As in subject, is portage bin/usr-bin merge safe?
3 It appears most of my clashing files are /usr/bin/* -> /bin/* symlinks.
4 (That's just bin, I've not looked at sbin.)
6 Does portage "just do the right thing" if the dirs are linked to each
7 other?
9 Meanwhile, a quick eyeball of the results says 50-60% of the hits are
10 coreutils, so if portage doesn't handle it automatically, fixing it for
11 just that one package, even just using a USE flag instead of trying to
12 detect it automatically, would kill a majority of the birds with a single
13 stone.
15 (Since I don't have a separate /usr anyway, I've been thinking about
16 it... If it's not easily doable anyway, that cuts short the internal
17 debate.)
19 --
20 Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
21 "Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
22 and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Is portage (/usr)/bin-merge safe? Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Is portage (/usr)/bin-merge safe? Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Is portage (/usr)/bin-merge safe? "vivo75@×××××.com" <vivo75@×××××.com>