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.
Thanks, this is fixed in git now:
This is in 2.2_rc68, but I'll leave this bug open until it's in an unmasked version.
*** Bug 335103 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This is fixed in 2.1.9.