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Bug 580926 - net-misc/dropbox shouldn't use XOR dependency on ncurses.
Summary: net-misc/dropbox shouldn't use XOR dependency on ncurses.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Jason Zaman
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-23 10:02 UTC by Oleh
Modified: 2016-04-27 03:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Oleh 2016-04-23 10:02:25 UTC
as in description, dropbox should depend only on ncurses:5/5, which is stab package, providing library.
|| ( sys-libs/ncurses:5/5

should be just:
sys-libs/ncurses:5/5 as this is corrrect dep. Under certain conditions portage unable to understand correct order of deps, i.e, it can get unmerged from box with --depclean. And then after world update it cannot choose correct one. Precisely it's maybe a some kind of portage dep resolution bug. Easy workaround is to use just one correct dep.

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
!!! Multiple package instances within a single package slot have been pulled
!!! into the dependency graph, resulting in a slot conflict:


  (sys-libs/ncurses-6.0-r1:0/6::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
    sys-libs/ncurses:0/6= required by (app-editors/nano-2.5.3:0/0::gentoo, installed)
    (and 27 more with the same problem)

  (sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r5:0/5::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
    sys-libs/ncurses:0/5 required by (net-misc/dropbox-3.18.1:0/0::gentoo, installed)
Comment 1 Oleh 2016-04-23 13:06:08 UTC
above (in Actual results) is the output of emerge -uNDa @world.
Comment 2 Jason Zaman gentoo-dev 2016-04-27 03:00:33 UTC
You cant, the dep in the ebuild is correct. It is due to a failed SLOTmove for ncurses a while ago.

for stable users the correct dep is ncurses:0/5
for ~arch uses the correct dep is ncurses:5/5
5.9-r99:5/5 is a blank ebuild only for bridging the broken slotmove and will eventually be removed.

~arch will have 6.0-r1:0/6 and ~5.9-r101:5/5 installed.
stable will have 5.9-r5:0/5 installed