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From: Mike Williams <mike@××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package?
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:56:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package? by Dave Nebinger
1 On Monday 03 October 2005 00:49, Dave Nebinger wrote:
2 > > The likely explanation is that ant-core is not a dependency (direct or
3 > > deep) of your "world" list.
4 >
5 > Ah, but if it is installed it must have been a dependency somewhere or in
6 > place as a result of a direct emerge.
8 At some point, yes. Doesn't mean it is so now.
10 > Eix and emerge both knew it was installed and that it needed to be updated
11 > at the point when I was going to emerge eclipse.
12 >
13 > So I don't think that answer covers it...
15 Is the eix database upto date? Are you really sure ant-core is actually
16 installed? You said "it wanting to emerge ant-core", that suggests to me that
17 ant-core isn't installed, unless you meant "it wanting to upgrade/update
18 ant-core".
20 > > One way to verify is with "emerge -a
21 > > depclean".  If you want to keep any of the depclean packages then you
22 > > should add some to /var/lib/portage/world.
23 >
24 > I haven't played with depclean so I'm going to have to look into that.
25 >
26 > So far I've taken the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" path in regards to
27 > the portage subsystem.  Up until this incident I didn't think it was broke.
29 Depcleans function is to clean, to remove packages that it believes are no
30 longer needed, i.e. packages pulled in as dependencies to packages that have
31 since been removed, or packages pulled is as compile time only dependencies.
32 It's not a tool to "fix" anything.
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Re: [gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package? Dave Nebinger <dnebinger@××××.com>