This patch allows emerge to merge a package without specifying the category.
eg, 'emerge portage' instead of 'emerge sys-apps/portage'.
Someone asked for this on gentoo-dev recently, so I figured I'd try making a
patch. The patch seems to work for me, and as far as I can tell it shouldn't
have any negative effects. All the changes are in dep_bestmatch in portage.py.
This was my first time looking at the portage code, so I hope I didn't violate
any style constraints or anything like that. Any feedback would be
for some reason, I cannot create an attachment with this file in mozilla or
konqueror, so I'm going to include the text of the patch here.
This patch is against portage-1.8.6-r3:
diff -ru portage-1.8.6-r3/pym/portage.py portage-1.8.6-r3-patched/pym/portage.py
--- portage-1.8.6-r3/pym/portage.py Mon Jan 28 15:16:33 2002
+++ portage-1.8.6-r3-patched/pym/portage.py Tue Jan 29 20:54:39 2002
@@ -1576,7 +1576,14 @@
elif not isspecific(mypkgdep):
if not self.hasnode(mypkgdep):
mypkgdep2 = mypkgdep
for cat in categories:
if self.hasnode( cat+"/"+mypkgdep ):
mypkgdep2 = cat+"/"+mypkgdep
if mypkgdep2 == mypkgdep:
mypkgdep = mypkgdep2
at your discretion, Geert.
added to portage v1.8.7