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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Portage is proposing an ncurses update and I don't understand what it means
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:06:24
Message-Id: 20150901180605.307c494c@a6
1 This is on my one amd64 (stable) machine, so the following proposed
2 update should be safe and Just Work(TM), right?
4 Maybe it will, but there is no way I'm going to let this upgrade happen
5 tonight when I'm tired from fighting all day with the so-called 'stable'
6 computers at work:
8 Calculating dependencies... done!
9 [ebuild U ] sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r5 [5.9-r3]
10 [ebuild NS ] sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r99 [5.9-r3] USE="cxx gpm unicode
11 -ada -static-libs -tinfo" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)"
13 Is this going to install two different (slotted) versions of ncurses-5.9
14 on my stable machine?
16 If not, then this proposed update must be an experiment or a hack or a
17 workaround of some kind. On my *stable* machine!
19 Can you tell I'm in a bad mood and a bit paranoid at the moment? I'm
20 going to bed and will update the stable machine again in the morning.
21 Hrmph!