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Bug 5872 - world doesn't get updated (bug or feature?)
Summary: world doesn't get updated (bug or feature?)
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
: 6050 6981 7273 8744 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 1991 6030 8678
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Reported: 2002-08-01 15:39 UTC by John Herdy
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:22 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description John Herdy 2002-08-01 15:39:43 UTC
When I emerge an ebuild only the ebuild that I type is getting in the world-
file (/var/cache/edb/world). All the dependencies stay out (see example 1). 
The result of this that emerge -u world doesn't update all merged ebuilds. I'm 
not sure if this is a bug or a feature (see example 2). Reading trough the 
documentation I expected that all merged ebuilds (incl. dependencies) are 
added to the world-file. If this is an undocumented feature, it might be 
helpful updating the documentation.

John Herdy.

Example 1: emerge vcron installs mailbase, ssmtp and vcron but only vcron get 
added to the world file;
emerge gentoolkit installs dialog and gentoolkit but only gentoolkit gets 
added to the world-file.

Example 2: if I merge KDE for the first time QT (library) gets automatically 
installed. If QT isn't in the world file it gets ignored when doing an emerge -
u world. The upgrade from QT 3.0.4 to 3.0.5 required kdelibs to be rebuild or 
else pluggins don't work anymore. There are 2 senarios possible:
1. don't add depencies (libraries) to the world file so emerge -u world 
doesn't break anything.
2. add everything to the world file but make sure that emerge -u world 
recompiles KDE.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-01 22:55:53 UTC
this is a 'feature' (see original Bug 1836 report) ... there have been some 
other reports, but that was the first i saw

but i believe after so many people complaining, drobbins was going to modify 
this behavior ... either way the problem is known and solutions are in 
place/being worked on ...

i guess the only guy who can truly say what does/doesnt exist is drobbins ;)
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-05 13:21:26 UTC
*** Bug 6050 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-24 21:29:03 UTC
*** Bug 6981 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-30 17:38:58 UTC
*** Bug 7273 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-03 16:28:11 UTC
This issue will be addressed more fully in emerge
Comment 6 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-10-04 13:23:57 UTC
*** Bug 8744 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***