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Recently I had a problem trying to remove slotted packages in Gentoo, here is how I did it.
equery list <pkg> to list package matching PKG:
$ equery list emacs * Searching for emacs ... [IP-] [ ] app-editors/emacs-24.5-r3:24 [IP-] [ ] app-editors/emacs-25.1:25
There are two emacs packages, slotted in
:25, respectively. In order to remove the older version, execute:
$ sudo emerge -C emacs-24.5-r3:24 Password: * This action can remove important packages! In order to be safer, use * `emerge -pv --depclean <atom>` to check for reverse dependencies before * removing packages. app-editors/emacs selected: 24.5-r3 protected: none omitted: 25.1 All selected packages: =app-editors/emacs-24.5-r3 >>> 'Selected' packages are slated for removal. >>> 'Protected' and 'omitted' packages will not be removed. >>> Waiting 5 seconds before starting... >>> (Control-C to abort)... >>> Unmerging in: 5 4 3 2 1 >>> Unmerging (1 of 1) app-editors/emacs-24.5-r3... * Regenerating site-gentoo.el for GNU Emacs (postrm) ... [ ok ] * ... 4 site initialisation files included. * Regenerating GNU info directory index... * Processed 140 info files.
After removing the package, check what packages depended on it:
$ equery depends emacs-24.5-r3:24 * These packages depend on emacs-24.5-r3:24: app-emacs/emacs-common-gentoo-1.5 (virtual/emacs) app-emacs/markdown-mode-2.1 (>=virtual/emacs-23) app-emacs/quilt-el-0.48.0 (>=virtual/emacs-23) app-emacs/scala-mode-2.10.3 (>=virtual/emacs-23) dev-python/cython-0.24.1 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) dev-scheme/guile-1.8.8-r3 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) dev-util/cmake-3.6.3 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) dev-util/desktop-file-utils-0.23 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) dev-util/ninja-1.6.0 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) dev-vcs/git-2.10.2 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) net-dns/libidn-1.33 (emacs ? virtual/emacs) virtual/editor-0 (app-editors/emacs) virtual/emacs-24 (app-editors/emacs:24)
The last step:
sudo emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse -atv @world
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