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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title> 11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
644 <li> 644 <li>
645 <e>N</e> (new) The package is new to your system and will be emerged for the 645 <e>N</e> (new) The package is new to your system and will be emerged for the
646 first time 646 first time
647 </li> 647 </li>
648 <li> 648 <li>
649 <e>R</e> (reemerge) The package isn't new, but needs to be reemerged 649 <e>R</e> (replace) The package isn't new, but needs to be reemerged
650 </li> 650 </li>
651 <li> 651 <li>
652 <e>F</e> (fetch) The package requires that you download the source code 652 <e>F</e> (fetch) The package requires that you download the source code
653 manually (for instance due to licencing issues) 653 manually (for instance due to licencing issues)
654 </li> 654 </li>
665 is listed as a package that can not coexist with a different version, but 665 is listed as a package that can not coexist with a different version, but
666 your update does. The update will be installed and the older version will be 666 your update does. The update will be installed and the older version will be
667 removed. 667 removed.
668 </li> 668 </li>
669</ul> 669</ul>
670
671<p>
672In certain cases, an update may mean a downgrade (i.e. install an older version
673instead of a newer version). If you don't want this to happen, use the
674<c>--upgradeonly</c> option (<c>-U</c> in short):
675</p>
676
677<pre caption="Upgrading your entire system">
678# <i>emerge --update --upgradeonly world</i>
679</pre>
680 670
681<p> 671<p>
682We have mentioned that the <e>world</e> file doesn't contain dependencies. When 672We have mentioned that the <e>world</e> file doesn't contain dependencies. When
683you run <c>emerge --update world</c> only the packages mentioned in the 673you run <c>emerge --update world</c> only the packages mentioned in the
684<e>world</e> file and it's immediate dependencies are checked and, if necessary, 674<e>world</e> file and it's immediate dependencies are checked and, if necessary,

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