Am 01.09.2011 15:47, schrieb Doug Hunley:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 22:32, Pandu Poluan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Why do you want to unmerge net-tools, anyway?
> 'equery depends' shows that nothing needs it, and why keep an entire
> package around when I have another package installed that does what
> the first package is supposed to do?
`emerge -pv --depclean sys-apps/net-tools` is more reliable than equery
for finding dependencies. It will tell you that net-tools is part of
@system. It is generally discouraged for ebuild-developers to add
dependencies to stuff that belongs to @system. Therefore equery does not
help you find all dependencies.
If you are so eager to remove net-tools, you can try to replace all
binaries with symlinks to /bin/busybox. It should contain minimal
implementations for most binaries like hostname. Note that this can
seriously break your system if the busybox implementation is insufficient.
Hope this helps,