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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Routine update wants to install 3 version of Ruby + 50 others
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:30:39
Message-Id: l8526q$fe2$
1 My routine more-or-less weekly update suddenly decided that it needed
2 to install 3 versions of Ruby along with ~50 other ruby-related
3 packages. This caused a bit of a problem, since those versions of Ruby
4 can't coexist: (something to do with tk and threads).
6 I've never had Ruby installed before, and after some digging around, I
7 finally tracked it down to two things:
9 gnome-terminal->nautilus->webkit->ruby
10 multipath-tools->thin-provisioning-tools->ruby
12 These both seem to be new dependancies.
14 After uninstalling gnome-terminal, multipath-tools, and
15 thin-provisioning-tools all is good (the update proceding sans Ruby).
17 I understand that sometimes a maintainer decides to add a feature that
18 requires some new dependancies, but why three different versions of
19 Ruby all of a sudden?
21 --
22 Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! Wait ... is this a FUN
23 at THING or the END of LIFE in
24 Petticoat Junction??