[paludis-user] simple deletion, was Solve "ss" and "com_err" blockage

John Huttley John at mib-infotech.co.nz
Thu Nov 20 08:51:20 UTC 2008

My take on this issue is to use 'epm'. Which is incredibly useful.

I'm often doing something like this

epm -qaG | grep  xxxxx    to see what I need to delete. Often old 

then edit the command line   epm -e `epm -qaG | grep  xxxxx `  to kill 
it all

 epm runs portage, so paludis needs to know about portage repositories.

so then run

paludis --regenerate-installed-cache    to fix it.

then run revdep-rebuild -p to see if anything needs to be re linked  and 
call paludis on those packages manually

Its /still/ much simpler than using paludis to delete things.


Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> 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.
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