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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Unmerge package - Portage installs it again on World upgrade Reply with quote

Hello forum,

I unmerged networkmanager using the command "emerge --unmerge networkmanager" so I could use wpa_supplicant for getting online instead, and everything went well until my next world update. When I performed a world update using "emerge -vpuD world", portage wanted to re-install networkmanager all over again. But I do not want networkmanager installed at this time since I am using wpa_supplicant.

Did I do something wrong when I unmerged networkmanager? How can I stop portage from trying to re-install networkmanager on a world update?

Thanks for your time,
Roy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what does
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emerge -pvc networkmanager

say?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No packaged selected for removal by depclean
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I found my problem. I did not unmerge nm-applet. Once I unmerged that, a world update did not pull in networkmanager.

Thanks anyway,
Roy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

too late, but:

For those kinds of problems you have easy ways to find out why

1) use the -t, --tree emerge option so you can see what is pulling it in

2) app-portage/gentoolkit
Code:
equery depends networkmanager


3) app-portage/portage-utils qdepends which is similar to equery
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roytheman wrote:
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No packaged selected for removal by depclean
that's not the full output - in future, post the full output

As you found out yourself, the reason your world update wanted to reinstall it is the same as the reason depclean didn't want to remove it: a package on your system still depended on it.

It's a good idea to always uninstall packages using emerge -c (depclean) instead of emerge -C (unmerge) - depclean will show you the reverse dependencies (if you run it with the -v (verbose) option, that is)
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