On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:10:06 -0800 (PST), Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
> > The trouble is that binpkgs keep a copy of the ebuild in them, so
> > even if you remove the downgrade check fro the in-tree ebuild, it
> > still fails. That one had me scratching my head for a few minutes.
> what happens if you remove the entry in /var/db?
> From gentoo's point of view, glibc suddenly is not installed. You are
> free to choose a version.
That's a good question, I had assumed it was getting the info from the
binpkg, but a grep of the entry in /var/db shows no sign of the warning
message (it's not in the ebuild but in an eblit file) so removing
the db entry would appear to be fruitless.
However, I've already recovered two machines from glibc breakage
this week, I'm not about to do anything to cause any more