|Summary:||portage: update man pages|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Oscar <istolz>|
|Component:||New packages||Assignee:||SpanKY <vapier>|
|Severity:||minor||CC:||carpaski, denys.duchier, keith, seemant|
|Version:||1.0 RC6 r14|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
|Bug Depends on:|
|Bug Blocks:||2918, 3997, 4633, 4979, 7346, 8791, 9570|
Description Oscar 2002-04-07 22:28:38 UTC
Hello, I've found that there are a couple of directories under the /usr/portage directory which can't run properly with the 'emerge' command (please bear with me as this is only my 4th day using Gentoo). The following directories report "Couldn't find match for <package>, aborting" upon executing the "emerge <dir>/<subdir>" command in /usr/portage: media-sound/alsa-tools media-libs/alsa-oss net-mail/teapop I've also noticed that in the documentation for "man emerge" it refers to "emerge --world update", which upon execution reports a problem "--world is an invalid option". The command "emerge world system" doesn't report any errors, but also doesn't do anything (I had expected it to install everything in the /usr/portage tree). It merely reports "Calculating dependencies: Done!" and exits. Also, the command "emerge system" reports "Couldn't find match for update, aborting!" Anyhow, I hope this all helps you sort out any problems you might be having with Gentoo Linux 1.0. From what I've seen in the last few days, I think I'm going to be using Gentoo for a long time to come! Thanks for your time! I hope this helps! -Oscar email@example.com
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) 2002-04-14 07:29:25 UTC
Hmm, the man pages need to be seriously updated then. Better to use emerge --help instead, for valid options.
Comment 2 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) 2002-05-01 09:20:05 UTC
*** Bug 2294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 George Shapovalov (RETIRED) 2002-05-08 21:38:30 UTC
*** Bug 2574 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Phil Bordelon (sunflare) 2002-06-28 00:18:05 UTC
Working on updating the man pages. I think a good first cut is simply making man emerge = emerge --help, without colour and with the helpful 'WARNING' with regards to shells and escaping slashes. Thoughts?
Comment 5 Phil Bordelon (sunflare) 2002-07-08 09:28:46 UTC
Assigning to me. I'm about halfway done with the emerge man page update.
Comment 6 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) 2002-09-05 19:09:00 UTC
how is this coming, phil?
Comment 7 Phil Bordelon (sunflare) 2002-09-05 20:15:27 UTC
The emerge man page update is completely done, as I'm sure you can see (with the exception of adding information on environment variables, which is a RFE). I have no idea where to start with the rest, since I've never used them and would need to dive into the technical details of how they work. Help from anyone who knows about them would be greatly appreciated.
Comment 8 SpanKY 2002-09-29 11:20:09 UTC
what about the ebuild man page ? it still needs to updated (functions/variable references)
Comment 9 SpanKY 2002-09-29 11:20:21 UTC
*** Bug 8521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Phil Bordelon (sunflare) 2002-09-29 11:48:11 UTC
Anyone is more than welcome to help with the updates. Getting the information for the updates is definitely non-trivial--it took me a while to get the info for the 'emerge' man page. Any help is appreciated.
Comment 11 Phil Bordelon (sunflare) 2002-10-02 16:23:13 UTC
I don't have the time or ability necessary to work on this as it needs to be done. Taking it off of my plate--someone else who has the time needs to pick it up. I'll be happy to help them in any way I can if they need help on the man format, etc.
Comment 12 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) 2002-11-21 12:15:03 UTC
is this still valid? //ZhEN
Comment 13 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) 2002-12-09 00:16:48 UTC
What is going on with this bug? //ZhEN
Comment 14 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) 2002-12-12 12:33:00 UTC
Carpaski: Where cold this information be retrieved from? I haven't seen sunflare in a long time - and we need the info in order to fix this bug. What vars is he talking about? Cheers, //ZhEN
Comment 15 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) 2002-12-20 19:28:06 UTC
You said that you wanted all of the dev doc bugs ;-) Cheers, //ZhEN
Comment 16 SpanKY 2002-12-21 02:33:15 UTC
bah file new bugs about specific issues ... ive 'updated' the manpages to portage-2.0.44 ... i'm workin on 44->46 but file new bugs here on out, thx dad