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

Steven Oliver oliver.steven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 02:44:33 UTC 2008


John,

Why are you using epm? Paludis can do everything you mentioned and in
fewer steps.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 3:51 AM, John Huttley <John at mib-infotech.co.nz> wrote:
> 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
> gentoo-sources.
>
> 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.
>
> --john
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 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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