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From: "Bo Ørsted Andresen" <bo.andresen@××××.dk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Can someone please explain to me why these bugs are duplicates?
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 23:31:07
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Can someone please explain to me why these bugs are duplicates? by Daevid Vincent
1 On Wednesday 07 February 2007 23:19:53 Daevid Vincent wrote:
2 > Honestly, I really don't see how they're even remotely related. So either
3 > I'm just dense, or the maintainer is not understanding my request... It's
4 > extremely frustrating.
5 >
6 > [Bug 165709] When viewing "emerge -avu world" show which packages are
7 > stable (or ~x86)
8 >
9 > is my original one
10 >
11 > is what they claim is a
12 > duplicate
13 > And
14 >
16 Bug #157361 clearly is a dupe of bug #1343. There's no question about that. If
17 you upgrade to Portage 2.1.2 (which will go stable soon) you'll find that it
18 will detect that two versions of mozilla-firefox within the same slot
19 (firefox only has one slot) are being pulled in and hence it will die up
20 front while telling you about the problem. It still won't be able to solve it
21 without your help though.
23 So... it will be a lot easier for me to tell you what your options are wrt.
24 working around this bug if you post the output of:
26 # emerge -Dup world --tree --verbose
28 Wrt. bug #165709 I'd probably have pointed you towards app-portage/eix and
29 resolved it as WONTFIX or even INVALID as I really don't see the point in
30 that feature request. There are a lot of tools including eix that are a lot
31 more suitable for queries about what is stable and what isn't. I do
32 understand jakubs reasoning for thinking it's triggered by bug #157361 and
33 hence marking it a dupe of that though.
35 I think reopening the same bug 3 times is a terrible idea. It clearly doesn't
36 help anyone. The most obvious options after the first time are to CC the
37 dev-portage@g.o alias on the bug to make the portage devs aware of it
38 (while commenting about why you do that), or to post a mail here, on the
39 gentoo-dev-portage@ mailing list (this is a feature request for portage after
40 all) or log onto irc and talk to the portage devs in #gentoo-portage on
41 freenode.
43 --
44 Bo Andresen


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