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andrewwalker27
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: depclean wants to remove nano (SOLVED) Reply with quote

When I do emerge -pv depclean portage wants to remove nano for some reason! He's the relevant output

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


!!! 'app-editors/nano' (virtual/editor) is part of your system profile.
!!! Unmerging it may be damaging to your system.


app-editors/nano
selected: 2.3.1
protected: none
omitted: none


If it's part of my system profile why would it try and delete it, especially as it's not an old slotted package? Can anyone give me a clue as to where to start looking to fix it? I'm running ~x86_64 and it seems to be a recent update that caused it but I'm running ~x86_64 on other machines and not experienced this.
Any ideas anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrewwalker27,

The system editor is now provided by virtual/editor and it prefers ed, so nano is no longer required, if you can use ed.
To keep nano, you need to add it to your world set.
Code:
emerge  --noreplace nano
will do that for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I've marked it as solved.
Does this mean that future releases will no longer use nano as all the manuals refer to it?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
...The system editor is now provided by virtual/editor and it prefers ed...
Gosh! You mean all that time I spent learning edlin for MS-DOS wasn't wasted? This isn't April 1st is it? ;-)

Out of interest, was there a sane reason for letting --depclean remove the de-facto Gentoo editor? There may be reason to make ed the default (though I have to screw my eye up really tight to see it), but given nano's history in Gentoo, IMHO it ought to have remained a dependency of something - maybe baselayout - until the documentation's changed. Oh well, it's water under the bridge now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads. See --depclean wants to remove nano! for a truly phenomenal amount of commentary.

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