On 2008-01-17, Alan McKinnon <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 17 January 2008, Grant Edwards wrote:
>> Why won't portage let me install kompare?
>> # emerge --pretend kompare
>> These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
>> Calculating dependencies... done!
>> [ebuild N ] kde-base/kompare-3.5.7 USE="arts -debug
>> -kdeenablefinal -kdehiddenvisibility -xinerama" [blocks B ]
>> =kde-base/kompare-3.5* (is blocking kde-base/kdesdk-3.5.7) [blocks B
>> ] =kde-base/kdesdk-3.5* (is blocking kde-base/kompare-3.5.7)
>> How does one figure out where these "blocks" are coming from?
>> There are no other versions of kompare installed.
>> kde-base/kdesdk-3.5.7 _is_ installed. There is no mention of
>> kde<anything> in /etc/portage/*.
> The solution is a little more complex than in Michael's reply and this
> may take a while :-)
> Essentially you are trying to install one of the individual packages
> from a -meta package at the same time as a corresponding monolithic
> package,and portage is correctly refusing to let you do this.
Sure, it makes sense now.
Thanks for the explanation.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! I was making donuts
at and now I'm on a bus!
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