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Old 04-05-2008, 06:27 AM
Default emerge --depclean -p output looks weird


I run --depclean on occasion just to clean out some old cruft. I got
this output a bit ago and it is well . . . confusing me. Here it is:

root@smoker / # emerge -p --depclean

*** WARNING *** Depclean may break link level dependencies. Thus, it is
*** WARNING *** recommended to use a tool such as `revdep-rebuild` (from
*** WARNING *** app-portage/gentoolkit) in order to detect such breakage.
*** WARNING ***
*** WARNING *** Also study the list of packages to be cleaned for any
*** WARNING *** mistakes. Packages that are part of the world set will

*** WARNING *** be kept. They can be manually added to this set with
*** WARNING *** `emerge --noreplace <atom>`. Packages that are listed in
*** WARNING *** package.provided (see portage(5)) will be removed by
*** WARNING *** depclean, even if they are part of the world set.
*** WARNING ***
*** WARNING *** As a safety measure, depclean will not remove any packages
*** WARNING *** unless *all* required dependencies have been resolved.
As a

*** WARNING *** consequence, it is often necessary to run
*** WARNING *** `emerge --update --newuse --deep world` prior to depclean.

Calculating dependencies... done!

>>> These are the packages that would be unmerged:

selected: 2.6.23-r8
protected: none
omitted: 2.6.23-r3 2.6.24-r4

selected: 2.6.23-r9
protected: none
omitted: 2.6.23-r3 2.6.24-r4

selected: 2.6.24-r3
protected: none
omitted: 2.6.23-r3 2.6.24-r4

>>> 'Selected' packages are slated for removal.
>>> 'Protected' and 'omitted' packages will not be removed.

Packages installed: 857
Packages in world: 298
Packages in system: 52
Unique package names: 857
Required packages: 854
Number to remove: 3
root@smoker / #

What looks weird you ask, why is it listing them that way? They are
separately listed and I don't recall ever seeing it listed that way
before. They are usually in one section.

Another odd thing is this:

root@smoker / # uname -r
root@smoker / # ls -al /usr/src/
total 3
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 176 2008-04-04 16:58 .
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 496 2008-01-23 09:31 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-08-03 09:23 .keep
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 2008-04-04 16:58 linux ->

drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 1424 2008-04-04 17:21 linux-2.6.23-gentoo-r8
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 1472 2008-04-03 22:32 linux-2.6.24-gentoo-r4
root@smoker / #

It wants to remove the currently running kernel as well. Seems it used
to leave that one in the past. I may be wrong tho.



:-) :-)

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