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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] emerge --depclean wants to remove required packages
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:56:17
1 Hi,
2 I've been cleaning up a machine trying to fix a problem with
3 Evolution crashing. I'm down to the point where all the dependencies
4 (emerge -DuN and revdep-rebuild) are clean but when I run emerge
5 --depclean wants remove packages that would break dependencies.
7 I understand that I could fix this by adding these 15 packages to
8 the world file on this machine, but isn't doing that really wrong?
10 Is there no tool better than emerge --depclean for determining what
11 really needs to be removed?
13 Here's a list of what --depclean wants to remove:
15 net-misc/curl
16 perl-core/Digest-MD5
17 perl-core/DB_File
18 media-libs/jasper
19 dev-lang/tk
20 sys-libs/libcap
21 perl-core/libnet
22 x11-libs/libXvMC
23 perl-core/Storable
24 dev-lang/swig
25 dev-scheme/guile
26 x11-libs/fox-wrapper
27 gnome-extra/at-spi
28 media-libs/jbigkit
29 dev-lang/tcl
31 Many, but not all, of these seem to be traceable back to either
32 Evolution, spamassassin or Gnome.
34 Are these bugs in the ebuilds that should be reported or is there
35 some correct way for me to fix this up?
37 Thanks,
38 Mark
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] emerge --depclean wants to remove required packages "Bo Ørsted Andresen" <bo.andresen@××××.dk>
Re: [gentoo-user] emerge --depclean wants to remove required packages Alan McKinnon <alan@××××××××××××××××.za>