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modnaruved
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: possible updates Reply with quote

hi

I want to see possible updates on my system, without having to emerge sync or full sync. Is there a simple or complex solution?

This behaviour like some git commands maybe.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think so, you need to emerge --sync | eix-sync first.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct. The information necessary to determine what updates are available is retrieved by "emerge --sync".

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"emerge --sync"


Yes it is, but after the operation I get permanent changes in my system. Based on the perfectionism, my system is currently stable. Do not want to update at this time, unless there are new updates of interest to me packages.

I think this simple. All I need its latest world file and make diff with my world file. Or fetch http://packages.gentoo.org/feed/ and parse it with my world file. Just need create same rss on my system.

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I know, that glsa-check provide some features that I need, but it more related to security reasons. Although, glsa is quite.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, "emerge --sync" does not itself make any changes to the installed software on your system. It just updates Portage's databases of what software versions are available for install.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use eix-remote for that. However its currentness of data has been suffering lately, so it may not give the expected results.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need, or just really want, to be able to check for updates in that fashion you could make use of bind mounts and a chroot environment to keep your system in use pristine while allowing you to check for updates. Bear in mind that it not be pretty and it would almost certainly be more trouble that it would even arguably be worth. Another option, more in keeping with a veneer of sanity, would be to have a wholly separate system, physical or virtual, that was updated first which would allow for much the same sort of information to be extracted without doing anything especially fragile or arcane.
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