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Bug 64123 - emerge unmerge does not respect ROOT variable
Summary: emerge unmerge does not respect ROOT variable
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-15 05:26 UTC by Jeroen Asselman
Modified: 2007-01-11 11:01 UTC (History)
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Description Jeroen Asselman 2004-09-15 05:26:36 UTC
I emerged a couple of packages with the ROOT set to /mnt/image
then I decided I wanted to remove an installed package from /mnt/image (bootsplash)but it gives me it is not installed.
emerge -s bootsplash also shows as not installed. emerge -vp bootsplash shows as not installed as well.
But an  emerge -vp splashutils  is blocked due to installed bootsplash. Which is correct because it is actually installed.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. export ROOT=/mnt/image
2. emerge bootsplash
3. emerge unmerge bootsplash
4. emerge splashutils
Actual Results:  
splashutils is blocked, and the unmerge did not complete.

Expected Results:  
Unmerge bootsplash and emerge splashutils
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-15 16:44:15 UTC
Comment 2 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-15 16:52:09 UTC
oops. Wrong bug.

As a note... This was never an intended functionality.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-10-05 07:47:15 UTC
you neglected to provide `emerge info` like the bug report page said to

also, attach the output of `tree /mnt/image/var/db/pkg`
Comment 4 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-11 11:01:08 UTC
Closing due to old age