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Bug 454434 - emerge --emptytree package pulls in too many packages
Summary: emerge --emptytree package pulls in too many packages
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 444894
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-28 15:21 UTC by Jonathan Lovelace
Modified: 2013-01-31 03:15 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

output of emerge -pet nano (emerge_pet_nano.txt,25.06 KB, text/plain)
2013-01-28 15:23 UTC, Jonathan Lovelace
compressed emerge --debug -pe nano log (debug.log.xz,363.46 KB, application/x-xz)
2013-01-31 02:48 UTC, Jonathan Lovelace

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Description Jonathan Lovelace 2013-01-28 15:21:18 UTC
emerge -peq nano, for example, lists 226 items, including x11-base/xorg-server, sys-auth/consolekit, media-libs/mesa, dev-lang/spidermonkey, x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel, x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev, and x11-drivers/xf86-video-fbdev. When I use --tree to try to figure some of these out, I see that xorg-server is pulled in by x11-libs/gtk+ (not in the list except as "nomerge"), for example. I'll attach the emerge -pet nano output.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge -pe nano (or almost any other package)

Actual Results:  
Lots and lots of apparently-unrelated dependencies

Expected Results:  
That all packages listed would be actual dependencies of the package specified, and that --tree would show their connection to it.

I've been trying to determine what package, including its dependencies, has the biggest disk space footprint, using emerge -peq to get the list of dependencies and passing them to qsize. I was very surprised to see almost every package report over 800 MB. (The ones from my local overlay with no dependencies listed, as well as some others like app-misc/fdupes that don't list dependencies, report only their own tiny size.)

emerge --info:

Portage (hardened/linux/amd64, gcc-4.6.3, glibc-2.15-r2, 3.5.4-hardened-r1 x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.5.4-hardened-r1-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_T6670_@_2.20GHz-with-gentoo-2.1
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:45:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.21.1
distcc 3.1 x86_64-pc-linux-gnu [disabled]
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p37
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.12-r1
dev-lang/python:          2.7.3-r2, 3.2.3
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.9
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.27.1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1-r1
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.9.6-r3, 1.11.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.21.1-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.6.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.6 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r2
Repositories: seden sunrise local eclipse g-cpan hackport_laptop gentoo
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -march=core2 -mtune=core2"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /usr/share/maven-bin-2.2/conf /var/lib/hsqldb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="${EPREFIX}/etc/gconf /etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -march=core2 -mtune=core2"
EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--with-bdeps y"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -march=core2 -mtune=core2"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs candy collision-protect compress-build-logs config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks fakeroot fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch parallel-install preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict test unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync webrsync-gpg xattr"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -march=core2 -mtune=core2"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j2 -l5"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/layman/seden /usr/portage/local/layman/sunrise /usr/local/portage /usr/portage/local/layman/eclipse /usr/portage/local/layman/g-cpan /usr/portage/local/layman/hackport /usr/portage"
USE="X acl alsa amd64 bash-completion berkdb bluetooth bzip2 caps cracklib crypt cxx dri gdbm gpm hardened iconv ipv6 jpeg justify libnotify lm_sensors mmx modules mudflap multilib ncurses nls nptl ogg openmp pam pax_kernel pcre png policykit readline session speex sse sse2 sse3 ssl ssse3 startup-notification tcpd theora truetype udev unicode urandom vorbis xattr zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mmap_emul mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita karbon braindump" CAMERAS="all" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18 garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer pdfimport" LINGUAS="en en_US" NETBEANS_MODULES="cnd harness ide java nb javafx" PHP_TARGETS="php5-3" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_2" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby18" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="intel fbdev i915 i965" XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"
Comment 1 Jonathan Lovelace 2013-01-28 15:23:28 UTC
Created attachment 337122 [details]
output of emerge -pet nano
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-01-29 14:49:41 UTC
Due to bug 444894, you'll have to create --debug output in order to see what happened:

   emerge -pe nano --debug &>debug.log
Comment 3 Jonathan Lovelace 2013-01-31 02:48:20 UTC
Created attachment 337370 [details]
compressed emerge --debug -pe nano log

Thanks for the tip. I attach a (compressed) debug.log. I can sort of begin to see where the X drivers may be creeping in (glibc to pax-utils to consolekit? ... and probably a "test? ( ... )" in there somewhere), and if Portage thinks glibc "depends on" something that would explain why it's showing up in the emptytree result (though it's still an unwanted behavior from my perspective).
Comment 4 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-01-31 03:12:36 UTC
Maybe you can avoid xorg-server by disabling test for dev-libs/glib, since it has  test? ( !prefix? ( x11-base/xorg-server[xvfb] ) x11-apps/xhost ) in DEPEND.

Also, maybe you can avoid python and some X libraries by disabling python for libxml2, or disabling tk for python.
Comment 5 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-01-31 03:15:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Expected Results:  
> That all packages listed would be actual dependencies of the package
> specified, and that --tree would show their connection to it.

Seems like bug 444894.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 444894 ***