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From the Portage 2.0.51 man page (man emerge):
When utilizing emerge with the --pretend and --verbose flags, the out-
put may be a little hard to understand at first. This section explains
[blocks B ] app-text/dos2unix (from pkg app-text/hd2u-0.8.0)
Dos2unix is Blocking hd2u from being emerged. Blockers are
defined when two packages will clobber each others files, or
otherwise cause some form of breakage in your system. However,
blockers usually do not need to be simultaneously emerged
because they usually provide the same functionality.
[ebuild N ] app-games/qstat-25c
Qstat is New to your system, and will be emerged for the first
[ebuild NS ] dev-libs/glib-2.4.7
You already have a version of glib installed, but a 'new' ver-
sion in a different SLOT is available.
[ebuild R ] sys-apps/sed-4.0.5
Sed 4.0.5 has already been emerged, but if you run the command,
then portage will Re-emerge the specified package (sed in this
[ebuild F ] media-video/realplayer-8-r6
The realplayer package requires that you Fetch the sources manu-
ally. When you attempt to emerge the package, if the sources
are not found, then portage will halt and you will be provided
with instructions on how to download the required files.
[ebuild f ] media-video/realplayer-8-r6
The realplayer package's files are already downloaded.
[ebuild U ] net-fs/samba-2.2.8_pre1 [2.2.7a]
Samba 2.2.7a has already been emerged and can be Updated to ver-
[ebuild UD] media-libs/libgd-1.8.4 [2.0.11]
Libgd 2.0.11 is already emerged, but if you run the command,
then portage will Downgrade to version 1.8.4 for you.
This may occur if a newer version of a package has been masked
because it is broken or it creates a security risk on your sys-
tem and a fix has not been released yet.
Another reason this may occur is if a package you are trying to
emerge requires an older version of a package in order to emerge
successfully. In this case, libgd 2.x is incompatible with
libgd 1.x. This means that packages that were created with
libgd 1.x will not compile with 2.x and must downgrade libgd
first before they can emerge.
[ebuild U-] x11-base/xfree-4.3.0 [188.8.131.522]
The - represents lack of SLOT information about Xfree. This
will occur when the previous version emerged was injected (see
inject for more info) or very outdated (so old that SLOT did not
exist). Either way, a newer version of Xfree is availabe for
your updating delight.
[ebuild U ] sys-devel/distcc-2.16 [2.13-r1] -gnome -gtk +ipv6*
The -gtk and -gnome reflect the status of USE variables when
emerging distcc. Here we see that distcc can use the USE vari-
ables gtk and gnome, but that your current settings have gtk and
gnome disabled. This means optional support for gtk and gnome
will not be enabled in distcc when you emerge it. An asterisk
shows that the USE flags have changed since the package was last
installed. In this case, ipv6 is enabled but was previously
disabled. A USE flag in brackets, like (-selinux), is always
disabled and shows that the flag is not available for the cur-
rent system profile.
*Note: The USE status is only displayed when you use the --pre-
tend and --verbose options.
Updated 2004-11-07 --kallamej
You're jumping to conclusions, so I can't keep up with you. Go on without me, I'll just slow you down.