automatically updated certain packages
Apparently, though unproven, at 23:13 on Sunday 12 September 2010, Enrico
Weigelt did opine thusly:
> Hi folks,
> I've got a tricky task for automatic update script, which requires
> some portage magic ...
> The script has a list of packages which should be updated
> completely automatically, but *only* if they're pulled in as
> dependency (beginning from world), and others not in that list
> should *not* be updated.
> Is there any easy way to do it ?
man emerge shows a way for the specific case if you are updating world:
It basically removes items in the build list that are in world. However if you
emerge app1 app2 app3
then the man page implies it won't do what you want.
I don't know when this feature arrived. I run v2.2 and there's been a lot of
update activity in portage this last week
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com