[clug-talk] Gentoo emerge world question

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Sat Apr 22 12:41:33 PDT 2006

I'm looking at updating my production server shortly (maybe tonight), and have 
started with a practice emerge world to see what is going to be touched.  I'm 
noticing that it wants to install xterm, and all its dependencies - including 
xorg base, but I can't see why this would be needed.  (the server has no gui 
requirements).  As near as I can tell, the items in question do not have a 
need for xterm, and my USE flag is explicitly set to '-X'.

I've included a dump of most of the emerge world -pvt output below.  Yep, I 
have an issue with PHP blocks, but those I understand and can resolve...

Any thoughts/comments?  Did I miss something obvious?


hive ~ # emerge world -pvt

These are the packages that I would merge, in reverse order:

Calculating world dependencies ...done!
[blocks B     ] dev-php/php (is blocking dev-php/PEAR-PEAR-1.4.6-r1)
[blocks B     ] dev-php/mod_php (is blocking dev-php/PEAR-PEAR-1.4.6-r1)
[blocks B     ] <dev-php/PEAR-PEAR-1.3.6-r2 (is blocking 
[blocks B     ] dev-php/PEAR-XML_RPC (is blocking dev-php/PEAR-PEAR-1.4.6-r1)
[blocks B     ] dev-php/PEAR-Console_Getopt (is blocking 
[blocks B     ] dev-php/PEAR-Archive_Tar (is blocking 
[blocks B     ] dev-php/php (is blocking dev-lang/php-5.1.2)
[blocks B     ] dev-php/mod_php (is blocking dev-lang/php-5.1.2)
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/findutils-4.1.20-r2 [4.1.20-r1] -build +nls 
(-selinux) -static 759 kB
[ebuild     U ] sys-process/psmisc-22.1 [21.6] -X +ipv6 +nls (-selinux) 230 kB
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/slocate-2.7-r8 [2.7-r7] 0 kB
[ebuild     U ] sys-apps/debianutils-2.15 [2.14.1-r1] -build -static 181 kB
[ebuild     U ] net-dns/bind-tools-9.3.2 [9.2.5] +ipv6 0 kB
[ebuild     U ] dev-php/PEAR-Net_IMAP-1.0.3-r1 [1.0.3] 0 kB
[ebuild     U ]  dev-php/PEAR-Net_Socket-1.0.6-r1 [1.0.5] 4 kB
[ebuild     U ]   dev-php/PEAR-PEAR-1.4.6-r1 [1.3.5] 299 kB
[ebuild  N    ]  dev-lang/php-5.1.2  (-adabas) -apache +apache2 -bcmath 
+berkdb (-birdstep) +bzip2 -calendar -cdb -cgi -cjk +cli +crypt -ctype +curl 
-curlwrappers -db2 -dbase (-dbmaker) -debug -discard-path -doc (-empress) 
(-empress-bcs) (-esoob) -exif -fastbuild (-fdftk) (-filepro) (-firebird) 
-flatfile -force-cgi-redirect (-frontbase) -ftp -gd -gd-external -gdbm -gmp 
-hardenedphp -hash -hyperwave-api -iconv -imap (-informix) -inifile 
-interbase -iodbc +ipv6 -java-external -kerberos -ldap -libedit -mcve 
-memlimit +mhash -ming -msql -mssql +mysql -mysqli +ncurses +nls -oci8 
(-oci8-instant-client) -odbc -pcntl +pcre -pdo -pdo-external -pic -posix 
+postgres -qdbm +readline +recode +reflection -sapdb -sasl +session 
-sharedext -sharedmem -simplexml -snmp -soap -sockets (-solid) +spell +spl 
-sqlite +ssl (-sybase) (-sybase-ct) -sysvipc -threads -tidy -tokenizer 
-truetype -unicode -vm-goto -vm-switch -wddx -xml -xmlreader -xmlrpc 
-xmlwriter +xpm -xsl -yaz -zip +zlib 6,178 kB
[ebuild     U ]   net-misc/curl-7.15.1-r1 [7.15.1] -ares -gnutls -idn +ipv6 
-kerberos -krb4 -ldap +ssl -test 0 kB
[ebuild  N    ]   app-admin/php-toolkit-1.0-r2  0 kB
[ebuild     U ]   net-www/apache-2.0.55-r1 [2.0.54-r31] +apache2 -debug -doc 
-ldap -mpm-leader -mpm-peruser -mpm-prefork -mpm-threadpool -mpm-worker 
-no-suexec (-selinux) +ssl -static-modules -threads 4,684 kB
[ebuild     U ]    dev-libs/apr-util-0.9.7 [0.9.6-r2] +berkdb -gdbm -ldap 724 
[ebuild     U ]    app-misc/mime-types-5 [4] 6 kB
[ebuild  N    ] x11-terms/xterm-207  -Xaw3d -doc -toolbar -truetype -unicode 
727 kB
[ebuild  N    ]  sys-apps/utempter-  20 kB
[ebuild  N    ]   app-arch/rpm2targz-9.0-r3  2 kB
[ebuild  N    ]   virtual/x11-6.8  0 kB
[ebuild  N    ]    x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r6  (-3dfx) (-3dnow) +bitmap-fonts 
-cjk -debug -dlloader -dmx -doc -font-server -insecure-drivers +ipv6 -minimal 
(-mmx) +nls -nocxx +opengl +pam -sdk (-sse) -static +truetype-fonts 
+type1-fonts (-uclibc) -xprint +xv 45,134 kB
[ebuild  N    ]     media-libs/fontconfig-2.2.3  732 kB
[ebuild  N    ]     x11-base/opengl-update-3.0.0  0 kB
[ebuild  N    ]      app-admin/eselect-opengl-1.0.3  41 kB
[ebuild  N    ]       app-admin/eselect-1.0  -bash-completion -doc 142 kB
[ebuild  N    ]     x11-apps/ttmkfdir-3.0.9-r3  19 kB
[ebuild  N    ]      media-libs/freetype-2.1.9-r1  -bindist -doc +zlib 969 kB
[ebuild     U ]     sys-apps/util-linux-2.12r-r3 [2.12r-r1] +crypt +nls 
-old-crypt +perl (-selinux) -static 1,503 kB
[ebuild     U ]      app-crypt/hashalot-0.3-r2 [0.3-r1] 0 kB
[ebuild     U ] app-text/tetex-2.0.2-r9 [2.0.2-r5] -X -doc -tcltk 0 kB
[ebuild     U ]  media-libs/libpng-1.2.8-r1 [1.2.8] -doc 0 kB

(there's more to the output, but everything after this point is command line 
tools or libraries like gawk or gcc, and none have any X related flags)

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