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Bug 715432 - sys-apps/portage-2.3.89-r1: @unavailable does not contain unavailable packages
Summary: sys-apps/portage-2.3.89-r1: @unavailable does not contain unavailable packages
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
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Reported: 2020-03-30 11:46 UTC by fkater
Modified: 2020-04-17 13:29 UTC (History)
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Description fkater 2020-03-30 11:46:28 UTC
I am struggeling with portage to catch unavailable packages (packages being
installed but portage not having that old version anymore).

From time to time there is this issue, like today:

> 
> emerge -aD @unavailable
> 

lists nothing but

> 
> eclean-dist --deep 
> 

says:

> 
> The following unavailable installed packages were found
> 		 dev-python/setuptools_scm-3.4.3

Indeed, the version of setuptools_scm that I have is not in portage anymore
only a newer one.

FYI 1: In other cases emerge @unavailable *did* list something.

FYI 2: I am aware that manually installing setuptools_scm would work around
this.
Comment 1 fkater 2020-04-17 13:29:02 UTC
I mentioned that sometimes emerge @unavailable catches packages, sometimes it
doesn't.

An update to this:

I get the impression that @unvailable only catches cases where the ebuild is
gone *and* there is no stable upgrade or downgrade possible (?).

Here some more information:

eclean-dist --deep terminates with:

>   The following unavailable installed packages were found
>             app-office/libreoffice-6.4.2.2
>             app-office/libreoffice-l10n-6.4.2.2
>             dev-libs/liborcus-0.15.3
>             dev-python/setuptools_scm-3.4.3

This is the output of equery for these packages:

> equery l -p libreoffice libreoffice-l10n liborcus setuptools_scm
>  * Searching for libreoffice ...
> [-P-] [  ] app-office/libreoffice-6.3.4.2-r1:0
> [-P-] [ ~] app-office/libreoffice-6.3.5.2:0
> [-P-] [ -] app-office/libreoffice-6.3.9999:0
> [-P-] [ ~] app-office/libreoffice-6.4.3.2:0
> [-P-] [ -] app-office/libreoffice-6.4.9999:0
> [-P-] [ -] app-office/libreoffice-9999:0
> 
>  * Searching for libreoffice-l10n ...
> [-P-] [  ] app-office/libreoffice-l10n-6.3.4.2:0
> [-P-] [ ~] app-office/libreoffice-l10n-6.3.5.2:0
> [-P-] [ ~] app-office/libreoffice-l10n-6.4.3.2:0
> 
>  * Searching for liborcus ...
> [-P-] [  ] dev-libs/liborcus-0.14.1-r1:0/0.14
> [-P-] [ ~] dev-libs/liborcus-0.15.4:0/0.15
> [-P-] [ -] dev-libs/liborcus-9999:0/0.16
> 
>  * Searching for setuptools_scm ...
> [-P-] [  ] dev-python/setuptools_scm-3.5.0:0

Not worth mentioning: emerge -a @unvailable still outputs nothing.

In case my assumption is true, the @unavailable package set does not make much
sense to me.