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From: tuxic@××××××.de
To: Gentoo <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Contradictionary reports from eix/emerge
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 05:37:52
Message-Id: 20190103053738.7xz4ubzp666bsbab@solfire

after updateing I have run (beside others) this command:

    eclean-dist -C -d -v

and got:

   The following unavailable installed packages were found


    eix sys-devel/autoconf

and got

[U] sys-devel/autoconf
     Available versions:  
     (2.1)  2.13-r1
     (2.64) 2.64-r1
     (2.69) 2.69-r4
     (9999) **9999
       {emacs USERLAND="BSD"}
     Installed versions:  2.13(2.1)(01:46:26 PM 09/15/2018)(USERLAND="-BSD") 2.69-r4(2.69)(09:29:15 PM 01/02/2019)(-emacs)
     Description:         Used to create autoconfiguration files

which is in sync wth the abouve.

But when I do 

    emerge --selective=n -va sys-devel/autoconf

I get

    These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

    Calculating dependencies... done!
    [ebuild   R    ] sys-devel/autoconf-2.69-r4:2.69::gentoo  USE="-emacs" 0 KiB

    Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 KiB

Why will autoconf be RE-installed. This version isn't installed at
all. Why do I get '[ebuild   R    ]' instead of an update?
How often do I need to reinstall autoconf until it will not be
reported back as being old and no longer in the database.
(I checked is not masked.)? ;)

Thank you very much in advance for any help!



Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Contradictionary reports from eix/emerge Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.com>