On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Dan Johansson <dan.johans...@dmj.nu> wrote:
> Hello,
> Some of my servers are running with a kernel without module-support.
> On these servers something has started to pull in sys-apps/kmod, which when 
> compiled complains about missing modules-support in the kernel (as it should).
> Doing an "equery d sys-apps/kmod" I can see that the following two packages 
> depends on sy-apps/kmod:
> sys-fs/udev-197-r8 (kmod ? >=sys-apps/kmod-12)
> virtual/modutils-0 (sys-apps/kmod[tools])
> sys-fs/udev has "-kmod" in its USE-flags, so that should not be an issue).
> # emerge --verbose --pretend sys-fs/udev
> [ebuild   R    ] sys-fs/udev-197-r8  USE="acl openrc -doc -gudev -hwdb 
> -introspection -keymap -kmod (-selinux) -static-libs" 0 kB
> With virtual/modutils its an other thing, here we have a circular dependency 
> between virtual/modutils and sys-apps/kmod if the tools USE-flag is set.

That circular dep is interesting; sys-apps/kmod only depends on
virtual/modutils because it inherits linux-mod.eclass.

Could you file about about the circular dependency please?

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