[paludis-user] Solve "ss" and "com_err" blockage

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 19 21:58:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 16:55:01 -0500
"Tom Cooksey" <tomcooksey at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Paludis won't carry out any action until it has a correct resolution
> > available to it, or until you explicitly tell it to cheat to get a
> > resolution.
> What that meant though is that I had to trawl through the paludis man
> page to work out which command I needed to specify in order for it to
> ignore the type of block I was facing. searching for "ignore" as in
> ignore blocks didn't help. At the time it was fustrating, all I wanted
> to do is download it. From a user-pain point of view, either printing
> a hint to the user like "You only seem to want to fetch, try adding
> --foo-bar" or simply always fetch would seem like better behaviour.

That would imply that Paludis knows a sane way of resolving it.
Unfortunately, because Gentoo blockers don't tell the package manager
anything, it doesn't, so the user has to work it out for each
individual situation.

> I'm pretty sure there's something better, but that worked and I was
> happy. Out of a matter of interest, what _should_ I have used?
> --dl-blocks discard ?

In this one particular case, yes.

Ciaran McCreesh
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