Over a million developers have joined DZone.

Gentoo Tips: Avoid Gnome 3.8 from being emerged automatically

· DevOps Zone

The DevOps Zone is brought to you in partnership with Sonatype Nexus. The Nexus Suite helps scale your DevOps delivery with continuous component intelligence integrated into development tools, including Eclipse, IntelliJ, Jenkins, Bamboo, SonarQube and more. Schedule a demo today

Since Gnome 3.8 has been out in the portage tree, a lot of problems arise when you try to emerge something. If it was only when you update the system, it would be OK, but this arises every time you try to install something.

For instance, if I try to update vim on my system, it tries to update empathy to version 3.8 and then pulls some other dependencies causing blocks and other USE problems. I personally don’t think empathy should be emerged when emerging vim. Fortunately, you can disable this behavior by using emerge in this way:

emerge --ignore-built-slot-operator-deps=y ...

With that, when you emerge vim, it doesn’t emerge Gnome 3.8. It is very useful if you want to stay with Gnome 3.6 for the moment.

I already used this tip several times. I hope that this will be useful to other people.

The DevOps Zone is brought to you in partnership with Sonatype Nexus. Use the Nexus Suite to automate your software supply chain and ensure you're using the highest quality open source components at every step of the development lifecycle. Get Nexus today

Topics:

Published at DZone with permission of Baptiste Wicht, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

The best of DZone straight to your inbox.

SEE AN EXAMPLE
Please provide a valid email address.

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.
Subscribe

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}