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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.15 2004/09/21 15:47:19 neysx Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml,v 1.16 2004/10/18 13:40:45 neysx Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoolkit.xml">
6<title>Gentoolkit</title> 6<title>Gentoolkit</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="mbutcher@aleph-null.tv">Matt Butcher</mail> 9 <mail link="mbutcher@aleph-null.tv">Matt Butcher</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
12 <!-- zhen@gentoo.org -->John P. Davis 12 <!-- zhen@gentoo.org -->John P. Davis
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail> 15 <mail link="erwin@gentoo.org">Erwin</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17<author title="Editor"> 17<author title="Editor">
581</body> 581</body>
582</section> 582</section>
583</chapter> 583</chapter>
584 584
585<chapter> 585<chapter>
586<title>Other tools</title> 586<title>Other tools</title>
587<section> 587<section>
588<title>revdep-rebuild</title> 588<title>revdep-rebuild</title>
589<body> 589<body>
590 590
591<p> 591<p>
592This tool is Gentoo's Reverse Dependency rebuilder. It will scan your installed 592This tool is Gentoo's Reverse Dependency rebuilder. It will scan your installed
593ebuilds to find packages that have become broken as a result of an upgrade of a 593ebuilds to find packages that have become broken as a result of an upgrade of a
594package they depend on. It can emerge those packages for you but it can also 594package they depend on. It can emerge those packages for you but it can also
595happen that a given package does not work anymore with the currently installed 595happen that a given package does not work anymore with the currently installed
596dependencies, in which cas you should upgrade the broken package to a more 596dependencies, in which case you should upgrade the broken package to a more
597recent version. revdep-rebuild will pass flags to emerge which lets you use the 597recent version. revdep-rebuild will pass flags to emerge which lets you use the
598<c>--pretend</c> flag to see what is going to be emerged again before you go any 598<c>--pretend</c> flag to see what is going to be emerged again before you go any
599further. 599further.
600</p> 600</p>
601 601
602<pre caption="Running revdep-rebuild in pretend mode"> 602<pre caption="Running revdep-rebuild in pretend mode">
603# <i>revdep-rebuild -p</i> 603# <i>revdep-rebuild -p</i>
604 604
605Checking reverse dependencies... 605Checking reverse dependencies...
606Packages containing binaries and libraries broken by any package update, 606Packages containing binaries and libraries broken by any package update,
607will be recompiled. 607will be recompiled.
608 608
609Collecting system binaries and libraries... done. 609Collecting system binaries and libraries... done.
610 (/root/.revdep-rebuild.1_files) 610 (/root/.revdep-rebuild.1_files)
611 611

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