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Lots of XFCE removed from portage?


I just did an eix-sync and this happened

      << xfce-extra/eatmonkey ((~)0.1.4): A download manager that works exclusively with aria2
      << xfce-extra/multiload-nandhp ((~)0.2): A port of the GNOME multiload applet for the Xfce and LXDE panels
[?]   << xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin (0.3.1): Archive plug-in for the Thunar filemanager
[?]   << xfce-extra/thunar-media-tags-plugin (0.2.1): Adds special features for media files to the Thunar File Manager
[?]   << xfce-extra/thunar-shares-plugin (0.2.0_p20101105): Thunar plugin to share files using Samba
      << xfce-extra/thunar-vcs-plugin (0.1.4): adds Subversion and GIT actions to the context menu of thunar
[?]   << xfce-extra/thunar-volman (0.8.0): Daemon that enforces volume-related policies
      << xfce-extra/transd (0_p20120503): A small daemon to watch for window creation and set window transparency values
[?]   << xfce-extra/tumbler (0.1.30): A thumbnail service for the filemanager of Xfce desktop environment
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce-theme-manager ((~)0.3.5): An alternative theme manager for The Xfce Desktop Environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-battery-plugin (1.0.5): A battery monitor panel plugin for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-cellmodem-plugin (0.0.5): A panel plug-in with monitoring support for GPRS/UMTS(3G)/HSDPA(3.5G) modems
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-clipman-plugin (1.2.6): A clipboard manager plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-composite-editor ((~)0): An graphical interface to modify composite settings
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-cpufreq-plugin (1.1.0): A panel plugin for showing information about cpufreq settings
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-cpugraph-plugin (1.0.5): A system load plug-in for the Xfce panel
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-datetime-plugin (0.6.2): A panel plug-in with date, time and embedded calender
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-dict (0.6.0): A dict.org querying application and panel plug-in for the Xfce desktop
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-diskperf-plugin (2.5.4): A panel plug-in for disk usage and performance statistics
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-embed-plugin (1.4.0): A plug-in for embedding arbitrary application windows into the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-equake-plugin (1.3.4): Panel plug-in that displays information about earthquakes at regular intervals
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-eyes-plugin (4.4.2): A panel plug-in which adds classic eyes to your every step
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-fsguard-plugin (1.0.1): A filesystem guard plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-genmon-plugin (3.4.0): Cyclically spawns the executable, captures its output and displays the result into the panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-gvfs-mount ((~)0.0.4): A panel plug-in to mount remote filesystems for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-hdaps (0.0.9): A plugin to indicate the status of the IBM Hard Drive Active Protection System
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-indicator-plugin ((~)2.3.2): A panel plugin that uses indicator-applet to show new messages
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-kbdleds-plugin (0.0.6): A panel plug-in to show state of Caps, Num and Scroll Lock keys
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-linelight-plugin (0.1.7): A simple locate based search plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin (1.2.0): An mail notification panel plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-messenger-plugin (0.1.0): A plugin that listens DBus messages and displays received messages
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-mixer ((~)4.11.0): A volume control application (and panel plug-in) for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-modemlights-plugin ( A panel plug-in intended to simplify establishing a ppp connection
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-mount-plugin (0.6.7): An mount plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-mpc-plugin (0.4.4): Music Player Daemon (mpd) panel plugin
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-netload-plugin (1.2.0-r1): A network load plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-netspeed-plugin (0.3): A network transfer rate monitoring panel plug-in, inspired by Gnome's Netspeed applet
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-notes-plugin (1.7.7): Xfce4 panel sticky notes plugin
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-notifyd (0.2.4): Notification daemon for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-places-plugin (1.6.0): A panel plug-in to provide quick access to files, folders and removable media
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-playercontrol-plugin (0.3.0): Audacious and MPD panel plugins
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager ((~)1.3.1): Power manager for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin (1.9.4-r1): A quicklauncher plug-in for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-radio-plugin (0.5.1): V4L radio device control plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-screenshooter (1.8.1): Xfce4 screenshooter application and panel plugin
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-sensors-plugin (1.2.5): A panel plug-in for different sensors using acpi, lm_sensors and hddtemp
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin (0.4.5): Smart bookmark plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-soundmenu-plugin ((~)0.7.0): A panel plug-in to control MPRIS2 compatible players like Pragha (from the same authors)
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-systemload-plugin (1.1.1-r1): System load plug-in for Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-taskmanager (1.0.1): Task Manager
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-time-out-plugin (1.0.1): A panel plug-in to take periodical breaks from the computer
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-timer-plugin (1.5.0): A simple timer plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-vala ((~)4.10.3): Vala bindings for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-verve-plugin (1.0.0): A comfortable command line plugin for the Xfce panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed (0.1.13): Daemon to control volume up/down and mute keys
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed-pulse (0.2.0): Daemon to control volume up/down and mute keys for pulseaudio
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-wavelan-plugin (0.5.11): A panel plug-in to display wireless interface statistics
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-weather-plugin (0.8.3-r1): A weather plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
[?]   << xfce-extra/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin ((~)1.4.0): Alternate application launcher for Xfce
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-windowck-plugin (0.2.4): Xfce panel plugin which allows to put the maximized window title and windows buttons on the panel
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-wmdock-plugin (0.6.0): a compatibility layer for running WindowMaker dockapps on Xfce4
      << xfce-extra/xfce4-xkb-plugin ((~)0.7.0): XKB layout switching panel plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfdashboard ((~)0.3.0): Maybe a GNOME shell like dashboard for the Xfce desktop environment
      << xfce-extra/xfswitch-plugin (0.0.1-r1): A panel plug-in for user switching (using x11-misc/lightdm or gnome-base/gdm)

Couldn't find any post about that sort of mass exodus so... what happened there?

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There was some kind of funny stuff with the Gentoo afternoon update, I had a weird message about downgrading libreoffice for no good reason.  Happens.  Good to say "oh, well, I'll update tomorrow" when you see stuff like that.  Maybe there's something else to the xfce stuff, I just don't know, but considering the other funnyness I'd wait and see.  I re-synced later and the libreoffice downgrade was gone, although the xfce stuff you mention is still missing.

Also, as a BTW, I used to have a lot of trouble with eix-sync, lunched my Portdir 2 or 3 times, so I quit using it.  In Funtoo, when I was using Gentoo it was no problem.  Just FYI, in case you have trouble.  Could have just been something here locally.  Now I emerge --sync && eix-update, same thing, a little more typing.

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Odd, it does seem to be an eix problem. I deleted its database and updated again, yet still

fisi ~ # eix whisker
* net-libs/libwhisker
     Available versions:  (~)2.5 {ssl}
     Homepage:            http://www.wiretrip.net/rfp/lw.asp
     Description:         Perl module geared to HTTP testing

fisi ~ # emerge --search xfce4-whiskermenu
[ Results for search key : xfce4-whiskermenu ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

*  xfce-extra/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin
      Latest version available: 1.4.0
      Latest version installed: 1.4.0
      Size of files: 132 kB
      Homepage:      http://gottcode.org/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin/
      Description:   Alternate application launcher for Xfce
      License:       GPL-2

fisi ~ # eix xfce4-whiskermenu
No matches found.
fisi ~ # eix -Ss xfce4-whiskermenu
No matches found.
fisi ~ # ls -l /usr/portage/xfce-extra/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin/
total 16
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  804 Aug  9 01:15 Manifest
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1879 Aug  9 01:15 metadata.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1317 Aug  9 01:15 xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin-1.3.2.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1324 Aug  9 01:15 xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin-1.4.0.ebuild

Thanks for the hints :)

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