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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:43 am    Post subject: "would you like to merge" Reply with quote

Hello,

Can anyone explain the meaning of the question I get every time I do emerge or update of world:
"Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]"

Another question, after my last update of world several applications disappeared, such as sshd, does it make sense ?

Actually, all I try is to install vnc, which gives a blank screen, so I assume that first I need to install X(not sure if X is prerequisite for vnc, but since I have no clue from what I read so far, I will start from seeing X in my target),

In our previous image we had kde platform, I see that it was removed in latest gentoo, so I assume that plasma platform can be used instead.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ranran,

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"Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]"
means that you are passing emerge the --ask option, either on the command line or in make.conf.
It gives you an opportunity to see what would be done before you allow it.

Contrast this to --pretend, where you get the same output and emerge stops. To actually run the emerge, the depgraph needs to be recalculated.

When you use netiher, emerge just does it.

There are lots of VNCs. You will need xorg-server installed if you want to use VNC as a "screen scraper", which is the way it works on Windows.
On *NIX the remote part normally draws an image in main memory and exports that to the client. You can have lots of VNC servers running on the same system and a user on the console, all unaware of one another.

Your VNC server will pull in all the bits of Xorg that it wants but probably not xorg-server
The client end, that will display the image will need xorg-server
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: "would you like to merge" Reply with quote

ranran wrote:
Another question, after my last update of world several applications disappeared, such as sshd, does it make sense ?

It does if you use some script to udpate that include --depclean in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

like neddy stated, this is because you passed the --ask option, when you pass this, it will ask if you want to merge your packages.

Merge as in install, or merge multiple packages perse.

If you dont pass --ask it just immediately installs, no confirm, this is unrecommended and you should always check to make sure you might want to change something like with USE flags,

then again, there is equery for that.
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