Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
portage wants to remove sys-fs/static-dev [sloved-ish]
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Portage & Programming
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
The Doctor
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 1389

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: portage wants to remove sys-fs/static-dev [sloved-ish] Reply with quote

A recent update killed my world file, so I am picking up the pieces. One curiosity is that sys-fs/static-dev
is being pulled for removal. It gets the nice
!!! 'sys-fs/static-dev' (virtual/dev-manager) is part of your system profile.
!!! Unmerging it may be damaging to your system.
message. I never installed it and it was certainly never in the world file.

I have been using eudev, so do I really need this? Is this nano all over again?

And what caused portage (or another update) to empty the world file?

EDIT: It seems the package in question is not critical. It is only one of several options.
_________________
First things first, but not necessarily in that order.


Last edited by The Doctor on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:16 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
audiodef
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 5251

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killed your world file? 8O

Normally, you would emerge --noreplace something like that, but before that's even worth doing, you should make sure your world file isn't getting wiped!
_________________
Gentoo Studio: http://gentoostudio.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gentoostudio
G+: https://plus.google.com/113947758237122861689/posts
Pappy's Kernel Seeds: http://kernel-seeds.gentoostudio.org
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Doctor
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 1389

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
Killed your world file? 8O

Normally, you would emerge --noreplace something like that, but before that's even worth doing, you should make sure your world file isn't getting wiped!


I rebuilt (and backed up) my world file, but it still is getting pulled for removal. Maybe the system set was also affected? In any case, I will refrain from removing anything until I have a chance to to a complete backup.

EDIT: system looks ok.
_________________
First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BillWho
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 03 Mar 2012
Posts: 1600
Location: US

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor,

Not to confuse things here, but I'm running the stable branch and
Code:
laptop boot # eix sys-fs/static-dev
* sys-fs/static-dev
     Available versions:  0.1
     Homepage:            http://bugs.gentoo.org/107875
     Description:         A skeleton, statically managed /dev

laptop boot #

isn't installed :?
_________________
Good luck :wink:

Since installing gentoo, my life has become one long emerge :)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Doctor
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 1389

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillWho wrote:
Doctor,

Not to confuse things here, but I'm running the stable branch and [it] isn't installed :?


OK, thanks. That is actually kind of what I was looking for.

I'll take as evidence it probably is not important to keep and will not kill my system if I remove it. I wonder why it got installed in the first place. Like I said before, I never explicitly installed it. Since I made a point of using eudev, I found it odd that another dev* would be required. However, when depclean starts throwing warnings, I figure its better to ask rather than risk booting up a rescue CD.

Thanks guys.
_________________
First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Portage & Programming All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum