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  1. Funtoo Linux
  2. FL-6360

Offer upgrade option in emerge --emptytree if possible

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Maintenance Queue
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • CatPkg:
      sys-apps/portage
    • Kit/Branch:
      core-kit/1.3-release

      Description

      When performing an emerge w/ emptytree option, if I understand the process correctly, portage will attempt to install all software at the exact cat/pkg atom as exists on a system at the time. However, emerge will fail if it is unable to download that exact cat/pkg atom. The problem only comes apparent after emerge fails deep into a rebuild of a multitude of packages and the user is not aware of admins upgrading to a new version and removed the outdated as part of distribution maintenance, even after user action to update.

      Feature request: during "gathering" phase of emerge with emptytree option, determine that atom on system cannot first be upgraded. If `–ask` is used, offer upgrade option rather than restricting user to rebuild-only at existing cat/pkg atom.

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              digifuzzy digifuzzy
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