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Bug 254427 - app-portage/gentoolkit elog -> einfo
Summary: app-portage/gentoolkit elog -> einfo
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High trivial (vote)
Assignee: Portage Tools Team
Depends on:
Blocks: 268001
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Reported: 2009-01-10 15:01 UTC by Todd Walton
Modified: 2012-12-23 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

gentoolkit- (gentoolkit-,738 bytes, patch)
2009-01-24 01:28 UTC,
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Description Todd Walton 2009-01-10 15:01:11 UTC
app-portage/gentoolkit uses elog to say:

"Another alternative to equery is app-portage/portage-utils"
"For further information on gentoolkit, please read the gentoolkit"

I propose einfo be used for this.  This isn't information necessary to the running of this software.  I don't strictly *need* to know this information.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 2009-01-24 01:28:23 UTC
Created attachment 179493 [details, diff]
Comment 2 Francesco Turco 2012-12-23 10:27:43 UTC
I don't agree with using einfo instead of elog. einfo seems to be used for debug purposes, and when you enable it system-wide in the PORTAGE_ELOG_CLASSES variable in make.conf you end up with a very low signal-to-noise ratio. elog instead seems to be used only for messages users should read. It doesn't matter if it's not something very important (there's ewarn for that).
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2012-12-23 22:12:22 UTC
This looks like one of those messages that should only be shown if there's not a previous installed version (see bug #440214).