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Bug 123614 - dependency calculation problem with masked ebuilds and installed packages
Summary: dependency calculation problem with masked ebuilds and installed packages
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-21 06:41 UTC by tim
Modified: 2006-02-21 07:54 UTC (History)
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Description tim 2006-02-21 06:41:49 UTC
hi all,

i've got the following problem: i've masked the latest python release in /etc/portage/packages.mask with:
because one application i have doesn't work with it ...

but when updating sys-apps/dbus, which requires >=dev-lang/python-2.4 i get the following error message:

!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy ">=dev-lang/python-2.4" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- dev-lang/python-2.4.2-r1 (masked by: package.mask)
- dev-lang/python-2.4.2 (masked by: package.mask)

this is correct, but i have python-2.4.1 installed, so portage shouldn't be required to update it ...
Comment 1 Tristan Heaven (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-02-21 06:51:27 UTC
2.4.1 doesn't exist anymore, so you have effectively masked >2.3.5-r2.
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-02-21 07:08:22 UTC
Not a bug, kindly read
Comment 3 tim 2006-02-21 07:17:23 UTC
not quite correct: /var/db/pkg/dev-lang/python-2.4.1-r1/python-2.4.1-r1.ebuild 

you're right, not a bug, but a feature request ...

of course i could add the 2.4.1-r1 ebuild to my portage overlay, but i'd prefer a cleaner solution
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-02-21 07:22:07 UTC
Don't reopen this bug unless you've completely read and understood the document linked above. Bugzilla is not a support forum for self-inflicted problems, use, IRC or mailing lists.

Comment 5 tim 2006-02-21 07:54:28 UTC
jakub, sorry for having a suggestion, how to improve portage ... will do the quick hack with my local overlay then ...

note, that you invalidly marked then bug invalid, since i reopened the bug after reading the document (about one or two years ago). also i think, one can formulate bugzilla comments in friendly way without SCREAMING