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
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!
Hmm, the man pages need to be seriously updated then. Better to use emerge
--help instead, for valid options.
*** Bug 2294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 2574 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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?
Assigning to me. I'm about halfway done with the emerge man page update.
how is this coming, phil?
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.
what about the ebuild man page ? it still needs to updated (functions/variable
*** Bug 8521 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
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
is this still valid?
What is going on with this bug?
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
You said that you wanted all of the dev doc bugs ;-)
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