On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:14 AM, Jarry <mr.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24-Mar-13 17:46, Neil Bothwick wrote:
>> On Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:26:03 +0100, Jarry wrote:
>>> [ebuild  N     ] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.7.10:3.7.10  USE="-build
>>> -deblob -symlink" 68,335 kB
>>> [ebuild  N     ] virtual/linux-sources-0  0 kB
>>> [ebuild   R    ] sys-apps/kmod-12-r1  USE="tools zlib -debug -doc -lzma
>>> -static-libs" KERNEL="(linux%*)" 0 kB
>>> Why in the heavens name should be gentoo-sources pulled in as
>>> dependency of whatever?
>> As a dependency of virtual-sources, which is probably pulled in by kmod.
>> Adding --tree would have told you for sure.
>> You may get away with adding gentoo-sources to package.provided.
> Thanks, this works (never heard of this file before). But there
> is one small problem: no wildcards are allowed, so whenever new
> sorces come I'll have to edit package.provided again, and again...
> BTW why should kmod depend on kernel-sources? Or even better, why
> should be kmod installed, if I have static (non-modular) kernel?

Because your use case is not standard. The normal situation for users
with kmod installed (and you have already kmod installed, since in
your --pretend run appears as to be reinstalled) is for them to use
kernel modules. The developers cannot handle every possible
combination of configurations, so defaults are set for the least weird
cases, or the common case even.

Your setup is not the norm; therefore, it depends on you to keep it as
you like it.

Canek Peláez Valdés
Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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