Installing a package wihtout upgrading the whole system

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Installing a package wihtout upgrading the whole system

Postby cylent » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:30

on a fresh sabayon 13.08 install --- is it possible to just install e17 (enlightenment window manager) without the need to upgrade the whole system.

E17 is only 30 or so megs but when i do the
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 equo install --ask @e17
it gives me a whole list of upgrades it wants to perform.
well i dont wanna go through the whole upgrade process right now.

is there a way?
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Re: Installing a package wihtout upgrading the whole system

Postby Stupot » Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:44

Not that I'm aware of. The @e17 won't work if you don't let it pull in dependencies, so the --nodeps option won't work.

But... there's a reason it wants to pull in the updates. You might break your system if you don't install those. e17 has expectations of what packages will be there and what versions they will be at.
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Re: Installing a package wihtout upgrading the whole system

Postby feralferrets » Mon Dec 30, 2013 21:24

Most likely the majority of these dependencies are just part of Enlightenment. Enlightenment is very modularized and structured to put different functions into different packages. They call them the "Enlightenment Foundation Libraries", but they are essentially just part of e17 and are required to use e17.

An overview of its structure including all of its internal packages is on their webpage.
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