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From: Alan Warren <bluemoonshine@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] removing an overlay
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 04:26:18
1 Hello,
3 I've just sync'd my machine, and realized I'm pulling in a few packages from
4 the devnull overlay that I would rather not. freetype / fontconfig / cairo
5 for example and it's causing
6 some conflicts when I try to update (-auvND world). I mainly use devnull for
7 uzbl, dmenu, and my window manger awesome, as they tend to have the latest
8 versions.
10 If I remove devnull, will these packages continue being maintained by
11 portage? I don't mind getting these packages from portage if it means less
12 hassle when I update, but the docs
13 suggest that I remove every package that I've installed from devnull before
14 moving forward. This seems like a tremendous hassle, but perhaps there's a
15 one-shot command for doing this?
17 I'm surprised packages in overlays take precedence over portage. Is there
18 any way to get a single package from an overlay without taking "everything"
19 ?
21 Kind regards,
22 -Alan


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] removing an overlay Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] removing an overlay Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>