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emerge world error

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HI,

 

 

emerge -uDNv world

 

Gives this error:

 

Total: 60 packages (43 upgrades, 2 downgrades, 3 new, 12 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 80,532 kB

The following USE changes are necessary to proceed:
(see "package.use" in the portage(5) man page for more details)
# required by net-analyzer/cacti-0.8.8b-r2
# required by @selected
# required by @world (argument)
>=dev-lang/php-5.5.14:5.5 sockets

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This is not an error, this is portage telling you that php needs the 'sockets' USE flag enabled and this is required by cact. It is asking for your consent to pull dependencies you haven't explicitly requested, I have run in to portage asking me to do this several times.
You only need to do:

# echo '>=dev-lang/php-5.5.14:5.5 sockets' >> /etc/portage/package.use
and emerge -auvDN @world again.

PD: do as the output says too, and `man 5 portage` theres more about, package atoms and USE flags you should know, I'm sure you'll find some things nice you might want to use, portage is pretty awesome.

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