On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 03:06:05PM -0400, Mike Gilbert wrote > 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?
I hesitated to file a bug, because my desktop is running mdev instead of udev (just fine thank, you), and it might not be supported. I've removed module-init-tools. I have virtual/modutils-0 and sys-apps/kmod-12-r1 installed. Here's what happens... [d531][waltdnes][~] emerge -pv1 virtual/modutils These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild R ] virtual/modutils-0 0 kB [d531][waltdnes][~] emerge -pv1 sys-apps/modutils These are the packages that would be merged, in order: Calculating dependencies... done! [ebuild N ] sys-apps/modutils-2.4.27-r1 0 kB [uninstall ] sys-apps/kmod-12-r1 USE="tools zlib -debug -doc -lzma -static-libs" [blocks b ] sys-apps/modutils ("sys-apps/modutils" is blocking sys-apps/kmod-12-r1) [blocks b ] sys-apps/kmod ("sys-apps/kmod" is blocking sys-apps/modutils-2.4.27-r1) -- Walter Dnes <waltd...@waltdnes.org> I don't run "desktop environments"; I run useful applications