[paludis-user] mktemp blocking problem with paludis

Dirk Heinrichs dirk.heinrichs.ext at nsn.com
Thu Jan 24 07:47:31 UTC 2008

Am Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2008 schrieb ext Ciaran McCreesh:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008 07:56:01 +0100
> Dirk Heinrichs <dirk.heinrichs.ext at nsn.com> wrote:
> > I just wanted to inform you that paludis has a small problem with the
> > new coreutils (6.10) blocking sys-apps/mktemp (because /bin/mktemp is
> > now provided by coreutils). When mktemp is uninstalled to resolve the
> > block, paludis fails to install the new coreutils, because it seems
> > to need mktemp for applying the patches.
> >
> > However, I've found two workarounds for this:
> The correct workaround is to ignore the block, upgrade coreutils and
> then uninstall mktemp.

Hmm, ignoring the block - need to look at the docs once again...

> Note that you'll need alpha9 for new coreutils, since a certain Gentoo
> developer thought it would be a good idea to change unpack's behaviour
> without an EAPI bump...

Yes, just found out that I was drawing the wrong conclusions out of 
uninstalling mktemp and then seeing coreutils installation fail. Of course, 
coreutils installation fails because of this lzma compression which my 
installed alpha7 is not capable of.

BTW: Wouldn't it make sense to add a feature to paludis that it always puts 
itself on the top of the to-be-updated list (unless the update of paludis 
itself would require explizit versions of other packages to be installed 
first, of course)?


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