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Bug 310947 - preference of "installed packages" over "packages available in the tree"
Summary: preference of "installed packages" over "packages available in the tree"
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
: 335103 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 335925
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Reported: 2010-03-23 16:27 UTC by Jan Kundrát (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-09-04 08:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jan Kundrát (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-23 16:27:15 UTC
I have a system with the old, split ebuilds for poppler, dev-libs/poppler and friends. I want to "upgrade poppler, whatever it is":

velbloud ~ # emerge -1av poppler
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "dev-libs/poppler".

But there surely is a "poppler" package:

velbloud ~ # qsearch poppler
app-text/poppler PDF rendering library based on the xpdf-3.0 code base
app-text/poppler-data Data files for poppler to support uncommon encodings without xpdfrc
dev-python/python-poppler Python bindings to the Poppler PDF library.
dev-ruby/ruby-poppler Ruby poppler-glib bindings
gnustep-libs/popplerkit PopplerKit is a GNUstep/Cocoa framework for accessing and rendering PDF content.

Calling emerge with C/P works fine, though. It might be worth considering if it makes sense not to prefer the installed package at such circumstances.
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-08-23 06:17:30 UTC
This is in 2.2_rc68, but I'll leave this bug open until it's in an unmasked version.
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-08-29 05:13:37 UTC
*** Bug 335103 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2010-09-04 08:21:54 UTC
This is fixed in 2.1.9.