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Bug 610670

Summary: sys-apps/portage: support -* in profile "packages" files
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Zac Medico <zmedico>
Component: Core - ConfigurationAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Severity: enhancement Keywords: InVCS
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 611328    

Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-02-23 10:45:13 UTC
Minimal systems can be assembled entirely from binary packages, eliminating the need for many of the packages that are required in a system that is capable of building packages. In order to create profiles for minimal systems like these, it would be useful to be able to use -* in the "packages" files, in order to discard unneeded packages from parent profiles. For example, gentoo's "base" profile contains many settings that are essential for all profiles, but without support for -* in the "packages" file, it is unnecessarily difficult for minimal profile that inherits it to negate all of the atoms found in the base "packages" file.
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-05-20 18:18:48 UTC
Fixed in portage-2.3.5.
Comment 5 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-05-30 10:01:03 UTC
Documentation is in the master branch: