Ticket #201 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

superfluous video card use flags with xorg-server

Reported by: rwst Owned by: ciaranm
Priority: Sometime Milestone:
Component: core/paludis Version: 0.32.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Distribution: Gentoo


# paludis -pi xorg-server wants to switch on all video card use flags (and thus compile all x11-drivers/xf86-* packages), although I've given VIDEO_CARDS: i810 vesa fbdev in /etc/paludis/use.conf. This is with both paludis-0.22.1 and 2. Neither giving negative use flags in the use.conf nor on the command line will switch off actual use flags used. Am I missing something?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by ciaranm

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

You're missing a -*.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by hrz

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Distribution set to Gentoo
  • Version changed from 0.22.2 to 0.32.2
  • Resolution invalid deleted

I'm testing Paludis whilst still using the Portage environment and ran across the same problem (i.e. lots of unwanted x11-drivers/xf86-* packages). Originally I had


in /etc/make.conf but set it to

VIDEO_CARDS="-* radeon"

after reading this bug only to end up with the following error:

Unhandled exception:

  • In program paludis --environment portage --install --dl-reinstall if-use-changed --pretend x11-base/xorg-server:
  • When performing install action from command line:
  • When executing install task:
  • When building dependency list:
  • When adding PackageDepSpec? 'x11-base/xorg-server':
  • When adding package 'x11-base/xorg-server-':
  • When showing suggestions in post dependencies key:
  • When making Choices key for 'x11-base/xorg-server-':
  • When using raw_iuse_key and raw_use_key to populate choices:
  • When loading known use expand names for prefix 'video_cards:
  • Name '-*' is not a valid choice name with prefix (paludis::ChoiceNameWithPrefixError?)

Maybe I'm missing something as well? Hopefully it's not a brain. Apart from this problem Paludis is looking like a very real improvement over Portage; many thanks.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by ciaranm

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

The syntax is different for Paludis and Portage configs. This bug's about Paludis configs; if there's something broken with Portage configs, please open a new bug.

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