[Exherbo-dev] Replacing categories

Erik Osheim erik at plastic-idolatry.com
Mon Jun 2 02:35:42 BST 2008


On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 04:36:03PM -0400, Jonathan Dehan wrote:
> For curiosities sake, how many packages actually have the same name, with or
> without categories?

In portage, there are (currently) 139 package names which are ambiguous
(correspond to two or three packages). One example is dev-libs/aterm
versus x11-terms/aterm.

Some of the ambiguities have to do with stupid junk like vim/emacs
files relating to a package, but many of them don't.



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