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Bug 25154 - An "exclude" option with emerge
Summary: An "exclude" option with emerge
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16342
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
: 31563 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-23 20:24 UTC by Roger
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Roger 2003-07-23 20:24:34 UTC
Sometimes (quite a few times) I have several packages installed that I have
modified and do not want to upgrade them with a newer package (or even after
specificing -U, emerge still wants to downgrade the package).

It would be really nice to have an --exclude option to /usr/bin/emerge so that
these packages will not be written over.


I'm busy and don't want to spend all day upgrading becuase mozilla takes a long
time to compile:

# /usr/bin/emerge -UD world --exclude mozilla

I have customized a package with encryption options and wish to upgrade the
package manually:

# /usr/bin/emerge -UD world --exclude util-linux

Some options to "--exclude" could be:
- specified individual packages names
- a file containing a list of package names

Currently, I'm doing "emerge -UDp world > ~/emerge.list" (removing the misc
markings within that file to only include package names) and then running the
following script:

# Small script to compile emerge a list of source names
# contained within a file called /home/roger/tmp/emerge.list

while read file; do
        emerge -U $file
} < /root/emerge.list
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-23 20:29:29 UTC
either pin the files in your world file or mask versions you dont want upgraded in 
Comment 2 Roger 2003-07-23 20:34:29 UTC
This is a duplicate of Bug 16342  

However, the original post neglects to mention my scenario. 

The resolution posted for Bug 16342 also does not solve my solution and is merely a workaround.

I think many basic binaries include sometime of "--exclude" option. (ie. fgrep)

On a side note, this would probably be called a "feature of a feature".  Allot of us install "masked" packages and a "emerge -UDp world" may fail becuase a masked package is installed and conflicts.  Maybe "--exclude" could also be incorporated to ignore the package.  ...or maybe this "feature of this feature" should be called "--ignore".. well, getting OT here.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-07-23 20:50:28 UTC
i think my comment #1 and Bug 16342 address everything mentioned here 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16342 ***
Comment 4 Jason A. Mobarak (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-19 20:05:13 UTC
*** Bug 31563 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Roger 2003-10-20 02:03:31 UTC
yup. ditto. i would prefer a command line option "--exclude" also.