sys-apps/diffutils dependency on >=sys-apps/man-pages-2.46
masking out the dependency with /etc/portage/profile is not a problem, but why is it
needed? Why is there the dependency on man-pages in diffutils? I think this question is
not related to embedded, it's about a wrong dependency of a system-package. More people
could hit this when they build a minimal vserver or simply don't like man. Any objections
on removing this dependency?
Stefan Hellermann <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted
4776B1F9.email@example.com, excerpted below, on Sat, 29 Dec 2007
why has sys-apps/diffutils a dependency on >=sys-apps/man-pages-2.46?
I'm using a embedded uclibc system
There are people here who work with embedded and ulibc. I'm not one of
them and won't try to answer directly. However, to fix the dependency...
Use /etc/portage/profiles/package.provided. See the portage manpage for
details. I have a number of "unnecessary dependencies" listed there, and
a few virtuals faked in a virtuals file in the same dir, as well. If you
don't like Gentoo's dependencies, they /do/ give you a way to change them
yourself without a whole lot of trouble. =8^)
BTW, if you aren't yet aware of it, there's the Gentoo-embedded list.
Next time I'd suggest trying there, first. =8^)
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