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Bug 16556 - "emerge rsync" is ambiguous, differentiate between "net-misc/rsync" and "emerge sync"?
Summary: "emerge rsync" is ambiguous, differentiate between "net-misc/rsync" and "emer...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2365
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-28 08:41 UTC by Jonathan Hitchcock
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:32 UTC (History)
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Description Jonathan Hitchcock 2003-02-28 08:41:57 UTC
In order to install/upgrade the "rsync" package, one needs to fully specify 
the package name:  "emerge net-misc/rsync", because otherwise portage 
synchronises its portage tree with the rsync server (a la "emerge sync").  
Since, as far as I can tell, most people use "emerge sync" when they want to 
do this, and it's more intuitive, and more general (if we switch to CVS, for 
example, and it is what is used in "emerge --help", and in the installation 
manual, would it not be a Good Thing (tm) if we lost the "rsync" alias to 
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-02-28 16:18:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2365 ***