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roki942
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Can I emerge -C gdm and then just put back /sbin/gdm? SOLVED Reply with quote

I have everything after gdm-2.20 masked and have been happy but now it's being masked in portage.

If i emerge -C gdm and then just put back /usr/sbin/gdm, /usr/bin/gdmXnest and /usr/bin/gdm will it continue to work for me?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very risky. Ultimately you're trying to fool portage.

Take a look at /var/db/pkg/gnome-base/gdm-2.20/CONTENTS to make sure you're not missing anything if you're really trying to avoid upgrading gdm.

You can also try putting that package in /etc/portage/package.unmask to workaround the problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Very risky. Ultimately you're trying to fool portage.

Take a look at /var/db/pkg/gnome-base/gdm-2.20/CONTENTS to make sure you're not missing anything if you're really trying to avoid upgrading gdm.

You can also try putting that package in /etc/portage/package.unmask to workaround the problem.
Thank you. That keeps it from upgrading gdm and pulling in 66 packages along with systemd
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unmasking the package will not help when the ebuild is deleted. Look in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask which will have a list of the packages being deleted. If you need any of them copy them to a local overlay so that when they are removed you will still have the ebuild.
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