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Bug 193335 - media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14 w/ USE=midi needs alsa-lib w/ USE=midi
Summary: media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14 w/ USE=midi needs alsa-lib w/ USE=midi
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2272
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-09-21 15:44 UTC by Mark
Modified: 2007-09-21 15:49 UTC (History)
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Description Mark 2007-09-21 15:44:14 UTC
Just recently during a kdelibs (see bug #188151) I found I needed to enable midi. I had built my alsa packages without it.

So I edited /etc/portage/package.use and added two lines for the alsa packages that were installed:
media-libs/alsa-lib midi
media-sound/alsa-utils midi

The did:
# emerge --newuse world

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating world dependencies  ..... ..... ........ done!
[ebuild   R   ] media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14  USE="midi* -nls" 0 kB 
[ebuild   R   ] media-libs/alsa-lib-1.0.14a-r1  USE="midi* -alisp -debug -doc" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw copy dshare dsnoop extplug file hooks ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null rate route share shm" 0 kB 
[ebuild     U ] kde-base/kdelibs-3.5.7-r3 [3.5.7-r2] USE="acl alsa fam tiff -arts -avahi -branding -cups -debug -doc -jpeg2k -kdeenablefinal -kdehiddenvisibility -kerberos -legacyssl -lua -openexr -spell -utempter -xinerama" 0 kB 

Total: 3 packages (1 upgrade, 2 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 0 kB

>>> Verifying ebuild Manifests...
>>> starting parallel fetching

>>> Emerging (1 of 3) media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14 to /
 * alsa-utils-1.0.14.tar.bz2 RMD160 ;-) ...  [ ok ]
 * alsa-utils-1.0.14.tar.bz2 SHA1 ;-) ...    [ ok ]
 * alsa-utils-1.0.14.tar.bz2 SHA256 ;-) ...  [ ok ]
 * alsa-utils-1.0.14.tar.bz2 size ;-) ...    [ ok ]
 * checking ebuild checksums ;-) ...         [ ok ]
 * checking auxfile checksums ;-) ...        [ ok ]
 * checking miscfile checksums ;-) ...       [ ok ]
 * checking alsa-utils-1.0.14.tar.bz2 ;-) ...[ ok ]
 * To be able to build alsa-utils with midi support you need
 * to have built media-libs/alsa-lib with midi USE flag.
 * ERROR: media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14 failed.
 * Call stack:
 *, line 1670:   Called dyn_setup
 *, line 719:   Called qa_call 'pkg_setup'
 *, line 44:   Called pkg_setup
 *   alsa-utils-1.0.14.ebuild, line 35:   Called die
 * Missing midi USE flag on media-libs/alsa-lib
 * If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.
 * A complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/media-sound/alsa-utils-1.0.14/temp/build.log'.

As you can see it's a real awkward dependency, it needs alsa-lib to be re-merged with the new flag first and then alsa-utils after.

I have made this as an enhancement rather than a bug because I'm not sure how portage should respond to this.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Emerge alsa without midi support
2. Add midi flag to alsa
3. Re-emerge alsa

Actual Results:  
Fails to emerge alsa

Expected Results:  
Expected alsa to install

Obviously this was easy to work around, I just needed to re-merge alsa-lib on its own and then continue with the rebuild.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-21 15:49:26 UTC
> * Missing midi USE flag on media-libs/alsa-lib

Yeah, re-emerge alsa-lib w/ USE=midi. What's exactly your request/defect here? No, portage won't do it for you.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2272 ***