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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] emerge -1 `eix -Iu --only-names` & removing old version of Python
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 12:56:59
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] emerge -1 `eix -Iu --only-names` & removing old version of Python by Stroller
1 On Saturday 30 August 2008 06:10:27 Stroller wrote:
2 > First question: is 'emerge -1 `eix -Iu --only-names`' a useful  
3 > command for updating packages not in the world file? Or is this usage  
4 > of mine to be avoided? It just seems more effective than `emerge -D  
5 > world` - that seems to miss many packages.
7 The main reason these packages are behind at all is that they are usually
8 build dependencies, not run dependencies. They will only be updated with
9 emerge -uD when something that depends on them is rebuilt.
11 To avoid this, use 'emerge --with-bdeps y'
12 This has the side effect of knowing what to do with SLOTs
14 In general I find that emerge is infinitely better at knowing how to get what
15 I want than I am, so it's always best to let it do what it wants to do
16 --
17 alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com


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Re: [gentoo-user] emerge -1 `eix -Iu --only-names` & removing old version of Python Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>