[LAU] Gentoo Pro-Audio overlay: Jack downgrade?

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Thu May 29 11:36:45 UTC 2014

It seems a recent 'emerge --sync' is wanting to downgrade my Jack...or 
is it?

It looks like some dependency of FluidSynth is steering me toward the 
Jack package included in main Gentoo, version 0.121.3-r1, and trying to 
remove my package from Pro-Audio overlay.

However, I know there are some differences in numbering scheme for Jack 
depending on whether it's the SMP or non-SMP supporting version, and 
also there's the DBus versus daemon thing.  My current Jack (before 
emerging) is SMP with DBus (it can be controlled with the jack_control 

Should I be concerned about this?  What correlation does 0.121.3 from 
main Portage have to in the Pro-Audio overlay, and is this 
really a downgrade?

ebuild     UD~] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.121.3-r1::gentoo 
[] USE="3dnow%* alsa mmx%* oss%* pam%*(-mixed%)" 
ABI_X86="(64%*) -32% (-x32)" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="(-python2_7%*)" 
PYTHON_TARGETS="(-python2_7%*)" 1,059 kB


WARNING: One or more updates have been skipped due to a dependency 


   (media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-, ebuild 
scheduled for merge) conflicts with
     media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit[abi_x86_64(-)] required by 
(media-sound/fluidsynth-1.1.6-r1::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for


village:~# equery list -o -p jack-audio-connection-kit
  * Searching for jack-audio-connection-kit ...
[--O] [  ] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.121.3:0
[--O] [  ] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.121.3-r1:0
[--O] [M ] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.121.3-r2:0
[I-O] [  ] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-
[--O] [M ] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-
[--O] [ -] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-1.9999:0
[--O] [M-] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-1.9999-r1:0
[--O] [ -] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-2.9999:0
[--O] [M-] media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-2.9999-r1:0

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