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Bug 195 - proposal to redefine the meaning of --clean and to add --purge
Summary: proposal to redefine the meaning of --clean and to add --purge
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-01-16 00:01 UTC by aeoo
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:21 UTC (History)
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Description aeoo 2002-01-16 00:01:12 UTC
On one hand, it's desirable to have a clean portage tree when doing

emerge --world update

But, on the other hand, you may have some old ebuilds you want to keep, or maybe
you have your own custom ebuilds that you want to keep.

Thus, what about making

emerge --clean rsync

instead of removing the old ebuilds, moving them somewhere else for safekeeping.
 Then we could use another option, like --purge to actually delete them. 
--purge would work exactly the same way as --clean currently works.

This idea belongs to userwaldo, but since he's too sleepy to file it, I'm filing
it instead.
Comment 1 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-16 10:04:26 UTC
Um, we recommend anonymous cvs rather than rsync for people who tweak their
files.  I think this is the way to go.