> I never do that: I always do 'emerge -Dup world',
> then decide which packages to update & emerge them individually.
> I also have a list of all the pkgs I have installed with dates + deps,
> which I keep upto-date by hand as I emerge items.
> I've never understood why 'emerge world' is considered standard:
> repeatedly, there are appeals for help here resulting from its shortcomings
> (was it copied from Free BSD when Gentoo was originally created ? ).
>> But before I could do that, I had to upgrade portage, with made sense.
>> When I go to emerge -u portage, I'm told:
>> sys-apps/mktemp (is blocking sys-apps/coreutils-7.1)
> My hand-made list of pkgs tells me that I removed Mktemp 080419
> & that it had been required for Debianutils,
> of which my current version is 2.28.5 installed 090314 .
> Others had problems with this block, perhaps 1 year ago,
> so if you really are that far behind in updating,
> you should search the list archive to see what the advice was back then:
> IIRC a new version of Debianutils incorporated the Mktemp stuff,
> so they became incompatible.
You know that such a list already exists. It is /var/log/emerge.log. To
get useful information out of it app-portage/genlop comes handy.
genlop -u mktemp
Sat Mar 3 18:14:30 2007 >>> sys-apps/mktemp-1.5
Tue Dec 18 01:37:31 2007 >>> sys-apps/mktemp-1.5
Sat Apr 12 23:15:42 2008 <<< sys-apps/mktemp-1.5