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Bug 393 - portage handles 'emerge --world update' incorrectly; pkg_* functions do not work properly
Summary: portage handles 'emerge --world update' incorrectly; pkg_* functions do not w...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
: 416 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 278 282 337
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Reported: 2002-01-28 13:24 UTC by Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-28 13:24:31 UTC
1)  emerge --world update, do not check if the virtual/foo dependancy is
satisfied, before adding the default package for that virtual to the update list.

Example: I have net-mail/postfix installed, which provide virtual/mta, but
  emerge --world update still wants to install net-mail/ssmtp.

2)  lets say i want to merge gnome-extra/gnome-db, but do not have
gnome-extra/libgda .. libgda will be merged as well.  Now, both have 
pkg_postinst() functions, but only gnome-db's get run when they are merged in
one shot (libgda was not merged, so got pulled in by gnome-db).
Comment 1 Geert Bevin 2002-01-30 08:18:57 UTC
*** Bug 416 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-20 00:08:50 UTC
For 1), we will be tweaking "world" support significantly which will fix this. 
For 2), both pkg_postinst()s really *should* run.  If both actually get
physically  merged, pkg_postinsts get run.  It's in the same code path.