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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: Removing sys-fs/udev-init-scripts broke my system Reply with quote

Hi people.

Yesterday I ran emerge --depclean which removed sys-fs/udev-init-scripts and sys-auth/consolekit. Today when I booted my computer I had no networking and no keyboard/mouse in X. Reinstalling the above packages fixed the problem.

Clearly something is wrong with my setup. Why would depclean have removed a vital package? How can I fix my system so that I can run emerge --depclean again safely?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The words of warning assign you the task of preventing unsafe deletions.
* Always study the list of packages to be cleaned for any obvious
* mistakes.
Packages that are part of the world set will always
* be kept. They can be manually added to this set with
* `emerge --noreplace <atom>`. Packages that are listed in
* package.provided (see portage(5)) will be removed by
* depclean, even if they are part of the world set.
*
* As a safety measure, depclean will not remove any packages
* unless *all* required dependencies have been resolved. As a
* consequence, it is often necessary to run `emerge --update
* --newuse --deep @world` prior to depclean.
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