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Bug 259836

Summary: sys-apps/portage: add option to force unmerging sets, even if the sets do not support this
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Harald van Dijk (RETIRED) <truedfx>
Component: UnclassifiedAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Harald van Dijk (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-21 18:09:04 UTC
It makes perfect sense that you want to block an accidental emerge -C @installed @world, but I really did mean it. I want to clear out everything (note: ROOT was not /) that was managed by portage so that I could go through the rest and see if there was anything I would want to keep. Simply adding "unmerge" to the sets' supported operations makes things work just great, so I don't think there are any technical reasons against this. Is there any chance of adding an option to force unmerging a set?
Comment 1 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-02-22 10:39:34 UTC
I guess you could sidestep the relevant check for ROOT != /