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From: John Campbell <jdc.rpv@×××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] emerge --depclean: !!! sys-apps/less is part of your system
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 09:31:32
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] emerge --depclean: !!! sys-apps/less is part of your system by Jarry
1 On 12/23/2011 12:33 AM, Jarry wrote:
3 > But it was the same in the last week, and yet portage could
4 > live with it. Why it suddenly wants to uninstall something
5 > that is part of system profile? And at the same time it says
6 > it might damage my system. Really nice...
8 I believe the base, default pager is actually "more" from
9 sys-apps/util-linux not sys-apps/less. Thus when the last program on
10 your system to require sys-apps/less directly migrated to requiring
11 virtual/pager it fell back to "more."
13 > Honestly, I do not understand this at all. Things worked for
14 > years, now suddenly cause problems, and we call it "progress".
15 > What is going to be it tomorrow? bash, tar, or grep?
17 Bash, sure, in time. After all, Bash is a replacement for "sh" and
18 there are a lot of alternative shells available. Wasn't there that push
19 to make all scripts work with ash?