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From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo Users List <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Question about updating /etc/portage/package.use
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:02:39
Message-Id: 20121018020049.GA17121@waltdnes.org
I ran "emerge -p --deep --update world" on a machine, and got...

====================================================================
 * IMPORTANT: config file '/etc/portage/package.use' needs updating.
 * See the CONFIGURATION FILES section of the emerge
 * man page to learn how to update config files.

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

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild     U  ] sys-devel/gnuconfig-20120818 [20120116]
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/expat-2.1.0-r2 [2.1.0]
[ebuild     U  ] media-libs/libpng-1.5.13-r1 [1.5.10]
[ebuild     U  ] virtual/libffi-3.0.11 [0]
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/gobject-introspection-common-1.32.1 
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/elfutils-0.149  USE="bzip2 zlib -lzma -nls" 
[ebuild     U  ] app-arch/zip-3.0-r1 [3.0] USE="-natspec%" 
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/man-pages-3.42 [3.41]
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/libtasn1-2.13 [2.12]
[ebuild     U  ] app-text/dos2unix-6.0.1 [6.0]
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/glib-2.32.4-r1 [2.30.3]
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/pango-1.30.1 [1.29.4]
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.26.4 [2.24.1-r1]
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/atk-2.4.0 [2.2.0]
[ebuild     U  ] media-video/mplayer-1.1-r1 [1.0_rc4_p20110322-r1] USE="iconv*" 
[ebuild     U  ] gnome-extra/libgsf-1.14.23 [1.14.22] USE="-introspection%" 
[ebuild     U  ] net-libs/gnutls-2.12.20 [2.12.18]
[ebuild     U  ] x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-3.4.0 [3.2.1.2]
[ebuild     U  ] gnome-base/librsvg-2.36.1 [2.34.2]
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/gtk+-2.24.12 [2.24.10-r1]
[i3][root][~]
====================================================================

  I read that section of the emerge man page, and it talks about
CONFIG_PROTECT and CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK.  The tone of the message seems
to indicate there is something wrong with my /etc/portage/package.use
file.  But I can't figure out what the problem is.  Can somebody please
explain it in plain English?

-- 
Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>
I don't run "desktop environments"; I run useful applications

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about updating /etc/portage/package.use Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Question about updating /etc/portage/package.use Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>