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Bug 301640 - force emerge @preserved-rebuild even if some packages are lacking
Summary: force emerge @preserved-rebuild even if some packages are lacking
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
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Depends on: 328343
Blocks: 144480 preserve-libs
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Reported: 2010-01-20 16:26 UTC by Helmut Jarausch
Modified: 2010-10-23 14:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Helmut Jarausch 2010-01-20 16:26:39 UTC
Hi,
sometimes some packages cannot be re-emerged (currently e.g.
app-office/kexi)
In that case emerge @preserved-rebuild cannot be persuaded to do
any other upgrades (currently nearly 100 packages due to a new jpeg
library)
It would be nice if there were an option to tell emerge to re-emerge
anything that can be done (not depending on those packages which cannot
be re-emerged currently)

I am using portage-2.2_rc61
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-01-21 05:46:15 UTC
We can do this by tagging the set's atoms as "optional".
Comment 2 Erik Zeek 2010-10-23 14:00:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> It would be nice if there were an option to tell emerge to re-emerge
> anything that can be done (not depending on those packages which cannot
> be re-emerged currently)

Isn't that what --keep-going does?  I've used it for this in the past.
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-10-23 14:07:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Isn't that what --keep-going does?  I've used it for this in the past.

No, not exactly. What's really needed is a way to cope better with unsatisfied dependencies, as requested in bug 328343.