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softwind
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:36 am    Post subject: To block or unblock? Reply with quote

I am trying to emerge something that requires media-libs/faad2 as a dependency, which is blocked by media-libs/libmp4v2.

What are the consequenses of unmerging the conflicting package?

Is the blocked package a substitute for all the needs of the blocking package?
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jeanfrancis
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

When a package is blocking another one, it means that they can't be installed at the same time. Sometime, the two package have the same goal, and sometime one is deprecated and replaced by another one, etc.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=2&chap=1

You can safely unmerge the blocking package. :)
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mark_alec
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads.

See https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-422931.html
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