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Bug 119169 - Feature Request: Post dependency check
Summary: Feature Request: Post dependency check
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 79606
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-16 00:54 UTC by J.O. Aho
Modified: 2006-01-16 01:10 UTC (History)
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Description J.O. Aho 2006-01-16 00:54:11 UTC
Lately there have been quite many problems with updates where two packages blocks eachother and requiers both to be upgraded to a new version

emerge -p app-text/poppler app-text/xpdf
[blocks B     ] <app-text/xpdf-3.01-r4 (is blocking app-text/poppler-0.4.3-r4)
[ebuild     U ] app-text/poppler-0.4.3-r4 [0.4.2]
[ebuild     U ] app-text/xpdf-3.01-r5 [3.01-r3]

With a post dependency check emerge would notice that the dependencies are met when emerge is finished and therefore no blocking should be used at all.

emerge -p app-text/poppler app-text/xpdf
[ebuild     U ] app-text/poppler-0.4.3-r4 [0.4.2]
[ebuild     U ] app-text/xpdf-3.01-r5 [3.01-r3]

Compared with other package managements systems portage is quite far behind when it comes to dependency checking at upgrade.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-16 01:10:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 79606 ***