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From: "Zoltán Kócsi" <zoltan@××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Blocked packages
Date: Thu, 22 May 2014 07:11:52
Message-Id: 20140522170817.2b6d9eae@tade.bendor.com.au
Hi,

I'm fairly new to Gentoo and I have a blocking issue which I don't
really understand.

I want to install some packages with docs but emerge tells me that it
can't do that. Quite interestingly it complains about blocked packages.

One of them is openrc and the other is linux-util. I don't want to
delete either one, and wisely so, because even emerge tells me that
they are part of my system profile and should not be deleted.

Now the actual questions I have are the following:

- Why does emerge complain about blocking packages when I want to
  recompile a few *other* packages, already on the system and all I
  want is their documentation created?

- If those two packages do indeed block each other, why are they in my
  system profile, which was set up by Gentoo itself when I installed
  the system?

- If they block each other, how did both get installed on the machine?

- Why do they block each other? As far as I could see, they are not
  clashing, one is a SysV type init scripts and the 'rc' binary and the
  other is all sorts of utilities and system management stuff.

Thanks,

Zoltan

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Re: [gentoo-user] Blocked packages "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>