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Bug 301640

Summary: force emerge @preserved-rebuild even if some packages are lacking
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Helmut Jarausch <jarausch>
Component: Enhancement/Feature RequestsAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: esigra, kingjon3377, zeekec
Priority: High    
Version: 2.2   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
See Also: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287900
Whiteboard:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 328343    
Bug Blocks: 144480, 240323    

Description Helmut Jarausch 2010-01-20 16:26:39 UTC
Hi,
sometimes some packages cannot be re-emerged (currently e.g.
app-office/kexi)
In that case emerge @preserved-rebuild cannot be persuaded to do
any other upgrades (currently nearly 100 packages due to a new jpeg
library)
It would be nice if there were an option to tell emerge to re-emerge
anything that can be done (not depending on those packages which cannot
be re-emerged currently)

I am using portage-2.2_rc61
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-01-21 05:46:15 UTC
We can do this by tagging the set's atoms as "optional".
Comment 2 Erik Zeek 2010-10-23 14:00:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> It would be nice if there were an option to tell emerge to re-emerge
> anything that can be done (not depending on those packages which cannot
> be re-emerged currently)

Isn't that what --keep-going does?  I've used it for this in the past.
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-10-23 14:07:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Isn't that what --keep-going does?  I've used it for this in the past.

No, not exactly. What's really needed is a way to cope better with unsatisfied dependencies, as requested in bug 328343.