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I have been using Linux as my primary desktop version for quite some time. However, I was never the big coder and always wanted to have it easy… but with various wishes - lol.
With “calculate linux” I have probably found a distro that comes pretty close to this request - a report will follow later ;).
However, I have a little trouble with “emerge”, because I used “apt-get” for a long time - last with “antiX” or MXLinux".
Anyway -
What do I have to do that a package I uninstalled with "emerge --unmerge " is not updated automatically anymore?

Best regards

after removing a package using emerge --unmerge or emerge -1 or emerge -C, do a system cleanup from the dependencies of this emerge package --deepclean it is not enough to remove the package, it can be pulled back by the remaining packages by dependencies …

Hello, Aleksey,
I tried “emerge package --depclean”, but unfortunately it does not work. Also I tried with an entry in “+package.mask” …

Probably the package is in the repository synchronization and can’t be removed easily. For your information, this is : * mail-client/claws-mail-3.17.4.

Well, I can live with it, but I will not use claws-mail.

Thanks a lot

Use the “-cv” options:

# emerge -cv claws-mail

Calculating dependencies... done!
  mail-client/claws-mail-3.17.4 pulled in by:
    x11-themes/claws-mail-theme-calculate-20120129 requires mail-client/claws-mail

>>> No packages selected for removal by depclean
Packages installed:   1179
Packages in world:    196
Packages in system:   43
Required packages:    1179
Number removed:       0

That’s right:

# emerge -cv mail-client/claws-mail x11-themes/claws-mail-theme-calculate

Calculating dependencies... done!
>>> Calculating removal order...

    selected: 20120129 
   protected: none 
     omitted: none 

    selected: 3.17.4 
   protected: none 
     omitted: none 

All selected packages: =x11-themes/claws-mail-theme-calculate-20120129 =mail-client/claws-mail-3.17.4

>>> '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 ...

Not as fast as with a -C, but without a mishap :wink:

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Hi Alexander,
thank you so much for “taking me by the hand” and showing me the steps I need to take. This is very obliging for a pensioner who is interested but impatient, and who is equipped with dangerous half-knowledge.

It has worked just as well and I hope I will continue to work and learn on it.

Is the distro or rather the basis of it, to have control of the printing and packaging machines, with appropriate interfaces?

Maybe I’m completely wrong …:wink:


Do you want to control packing machines? )

No - I just asked out of curiosity!

I was a toolmaker and worked for different companies …

Got the system rebuilt - cldx-20 :wink:
The system time is changing at will - sometimes 2 hours forward, then back again, without I changing anything at “locales” …
Maybe an idea?

I think I found a solution to my system clock problem:


Set CLOCK to “UTC” if your Hardware Clock is set to UTC (also known as
Greenwich Mean Time). If that clock is set to the local time, then
set CLOCK to “local”. Note that if you dual boot with Windows, then
you should set it to “local”.


If you use two systems, yes, that’s the solution.