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Bug 243020

Summary: Allow forced unmerging of packages referenced by sets
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Manuel Nickschas <sputnick>
Component: Enhancement/Feature RequestsAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: esigra, kavol
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 144480    

Description Manuel Nickschas 2008-10-21 09:16:34 UTC
It would be very useful to have a way to unmerge packages that are referenced/have been installed by a set. In my particular case, I have two live packages A and B, where A conflicts with an older version of B, and B cannot be updated without A. Easy solution would be to temporarily remove B, emerge A, emerge B. Alas, since both are in a set, I can't do the first step without fiddling in world_sets...

So something like emerge -C --force cat/pkg would be muchly appreciated.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2008-10-21 09:21:00 UTC
We already have similar protection via emerge --depclean <atom> so perhaps set protection for --unmerge isn't needed.
Comment 2 Vitaliy V. Osypenko 2009-11-29 01:06:14 UTC
Maybe it would be useful to allow unemerge manually masked packages from sets.
Comment 3 Theo Chatzimichos (RETIRED) archtester gentoo-dev Security 2010-04-02 12:53:53 UTC
*** Bug 279449 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***