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Old 05-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Alan McKinnon
Default Force an ebuild in DEPEND to be merged

On Saturday 03 May 2008, Henry Gebhardt wrote:
> On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 1:10 PM, Alan McKinnon
<alan.mckinnon@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Reason: I use cvs-e17 and all ebuilds have version -9999 but they
> > change daily. To update e17, one must checkout and rebuild
> > everything as portage has no way of knowing what must be updated.
> > So I have a script with 92 emerge commands in it... This clutters
> > world unnecessarily.
> Hm, --oneshot comes to mind... Anything against using that?

Only that I would rather put the dependencies in an ebuild than in a
launch script - purely because it's easier to maintain that way.

Once upon a time I did have such a script, something like this:

... <89 similar statements>
emerge -av1 ${BUILD_LIST}
emerge -av e

The last two emerges are just a kludge to avoid cluttering world and to
avoid --depclean going insane on me.

This is all so much cleaner doing it the way portage was designed to be
used, except when evas-9999 gets a massive update and portage has no
way of knowing it should rebuild evas

> I've never heard of such a thing. I think paludis can automatically
> rebuild live ebuilds daily or once a week. However, not sure if it
> works with -9999 version numbers, or if it needs them as -scm.

I keep threatening to use paludis :-) This warrants some investigation.


Alan McKinnon
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com

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