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Bug 9941 - emerge depclean incorrectly calculates dependency
Summary: emerge depclean incorrectly calculates dependency
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 9779
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-10-29 23:46 UTC by Max Kalika (RETIRED)
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Max Kalika (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-29 23:46:03 UTC
After emerging vcron, I get ssmtp and mailbase.  Immediatly doing an emerge -p 
depclean, shows that mailbase is slated to be removed.  My guess is that the 
RDEPEND file in /var/db/pkg/net-mail/ssmtp-* has all the dependencies listed on 
the same line and parsing fails somewhere.

What is really strange is that this is not a problem on a different machine.  
The failing one is a workstation and the correctly working on is a network 
Comment 1 Olivier Crete (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-11-04 19:22:01 UTC
dupe of 9779
Comment 2 DC 2002-12-04 21:09:05 UTC
I have a similar problem. Depclean wants to wipe out DirectFB and its
dependencies even though I explicitly USE directfb. I'm just guessing here, but
I think here's what's happening: I have both gtk+-1.2.10-r9 and gtk+-2.0.6-r2
installed (both have different SLOTs). gtk+-1.2.10-r9 does not need DirectFB,
but gtk+-2.0.6-r2 does. Perhaps depclean is only doing its calculations with
gtk+-2.0.6-r2, and ignoring gtk+-2.0.6-r2.
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-01-08 13:45:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9779 ***