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Bug 276016 - Add more --reinstall options
Summary: Add more --reinstall options
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:
Blocks: 144480
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Reported: 2009-07-01 00:43 UTC by Chris Gianelloni
Modified: 2011-09-20 11:11 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Gianelloni 2009-07-01 00:43:08 UTC

Essentially, everything currently as a package set could be done, or vice-versa (make a @changed-use).  Either way, it should be consistent.
Comment 1 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-07-01 02:50:21 UTC
What about --emptytree? Is there a case where you'd only want to do the packages directly in the set and not their dependencies?
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2011-05-25 22:22:07 UTC
Since portage-2.1.9 we support separate @world, @system, and @selected sets, where @selected is just the packages from /var/lib/portage/world, and @world is the sum of @selected and @system.
Comment 3 Sebastian Luther (few) 2011-09-20 11:11:30 UTC
I don't think we should provide several ways to do the same thing without a very good reason.
Use package sets for package sets and the various options like --newuse, --update, etc to apply configuration changes to the system. There is no need for consistency between the two kinds of things, since they deal with two different concepts (a set a of packages vs packages for which the configuration has changed).