Gentoo Websites Logo
Go to: Gentoo Home Documentation Forums Lists Bugs Planet Store Wiki Get Gentoo!
Bug 610670 - sys-apps/portage: support -* in profile "packages" files
Summary: sys-apps/portage: support -* in profile "packages" files
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Configuration (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 611328
  Show dependency tree
Reported: 2017-02-23 10:45 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2017-05-30 10:01 UTC (History)
0 users

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


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-02-23 10:45:13 UTC
Minimal systems can be assembled entirely from binary packages, eliminating the need for many of the packages that are required in a system that is capable of building packages. In order to create profiles for minimal systems like these, it would be useful to be able to use -* in the "packages" files, in order to discard unneeded packages from parent profiles. For example, gentoo's "base" profile contains many settings that are essential for all profiles, but without support for -* in the "packages" file, it is unnecessarily difficult for minimal profile that inherits it to negate all of the atoms found in the base "packages" file.
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-05-20 18:18:48 UTC
Fixed in portage-2.3.5.
Comment 5 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2017-05-30 10:01:03 UTC
Documentation is in the master branch: