Keeping deprecated entropy packages during purge.

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Keeping deprecated entropy packages during purge.

Postby BoeroBoy » Mon Feb 03, 2014 18:23

Lately more and more packages that I use regularly are being deprecated and flagged for removal during upgrades. I use Sabayon for laptop for Enterprise Red Hat-based consulting. Some of my customers require app-admin/389-ds-console and net-misc/icaclient, which I often use daily without issue.

Is there documentation somewhere or audit trail of why packages are removed from entropy? I always like to purge and cleanup during upgrades, but I'm hesitant to lately with critical packages in the fold.

Note that as of this writing, 389-ds-console appears in latest portage sync but ica-client does not.
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Re: Keeping deprecated entropy packages during purge.

Postby albfneto » Mon Feb 03, 2014 19:21

the packages are "deprecated" in Entropy, since they are no more upgraded, no more in Entropy Tree (not upgradable) because no more supported for Gentoo.

although they are deprecated... sometimes these packages are working and are used, they are not orphaned.

if you or your system uses the old packages, you should mantain them installed, not removing. remove will remove working packages.

In one my example. Portato (GUI for Portage) is deprecated, no more in Entropy, no more in Sabayon or Gentoo. Bui i enjoy Portato. for this i mantained it, although it no more updated.
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Re: Keeping deprecated entropy packages during purge.

Postby ElDuderino » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:27

Why don't you mask those packages?

Code: Select all
equo mask <package>
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Re: Keeping deprecated entropy packages during purge.

Postby albfneto » Fri Apr 11, 2014 13:58

in my systems, i masked these packages, since i dont want to remove them.
I masked Portato, AcetoneISO etc... etc...
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