For reasons I don't understand, net-tools are not included in an
emerge -e system
and it is not mentioned in the quick install guide.
One of two solutions would be nice - either add net-tools to "system" (which, I think, would be the better solution) or mention it in the quick install so that when someone uses it to jog his memory for all the steps, that all the steps are included.
# emerge -Cav net-tools
>>> These are the packages that I would unmerge:
!!! 'sys-apps/net-tools' is part of your system profile.
!!! Unmerging it may be damaging to your system.
# grep net-tools /usr/portage/profiles/base/packages
(In reply to comment #1)
> # emerge -Cav net-tools
> >>> These are the packages that I would unmerge:
> !!! 'sys-apps/net-tools' is part of your system profile.
> !!! Unmerging it may be damaging to your system.
> # grep net-tools /usr/portage/profiles/base/packages
If I understand your response correctly, you mean to say that "emerge -e system" should be emerging net-tools. Since it has not on the last two installations of Gentoo I did (a thinkpad and a gaming desktop, with vastly different configurations), should I submit another type of bug? I don't mean that it failed to emerge net-tools, I mean it didn't even try to emerge net-tools. As "part of your system profile", this is kind of frustrating.
(In reply to comment #2)
#emerge -epv system
[ebuild N ] sys-apps/file-4.13 USE="-build python" 0 kB
[ebuild N ] sys-apps/net-tools-1.60-r11 USE="-build nls -static" 0 kB
[ebuild N ] app-editors/nano-1.3.9 USE="-build -debug -justify -minimal ncurses nls -slang -spell unicode" 0 kB
[ebuild N ] net-misc/iputils-021109-r3 USE="-doc -ipv6 -static" 0 kB
[ebuild N ] sys-apps/man-pages-2.22 USE="nls" 0 kB
net-tools package is a part of base profile and so it is installed on any Gentoo system that has that profile as a parent (i.e., almost all profiles except embedded).
Definitely not a documentation bug.