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Bug 1591 - portage: update man pages
Summary: portage: update man pages
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
: 2294 2574 8521 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 2918 3997 4633 4979 7346 8791 9570
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Reported: 2002-04-07 22:28 UTC by Oscar
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Oscar 2002-04-07 22:28:38 UTC
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:


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!

Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 2002-05-01 09:20:05 UTC
*** Bug 2294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 George Shapovalov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 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 gentoo-dev 2002-09-29 11:20:09 UTC
what about the ebuild man page ?  it still needs to updated (functions/variable 
Comment 9 SpanKY gentoo-dev 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) gentoo-dev 2002-11-21 12:15:03 UTC
is this still valid?
Comment 13 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-09 00:16:48 UTC
What is going on with this bug?
Comment 14 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-12 12:33:00 UTC
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?

Comment 15 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-12-20 19:28:06 UTC
You said that you wanted all of the dev doc bugs ;-)

Comment 16 SpanKY gentoo-dev 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