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Bug 268398 - man ebuild(5) should document econf as ./configure ... || die
Summary: man ebuild(5) should document econf as ./configure ... || die
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
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Blocks: 210077 268228
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Reported: 2009-05-03 09:59 UTC by Martin Väth
Modified: 2009-05-03 21:53 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Väth 2009-05-03 09:59:20 UTC
I suppose the reason why many ebuilds use the redundant
  econf || die
is that the "die"-part is undocumented for econf in the manpage of ebuild(5).
Quite the opposite, it is stated there that econf is a "replacement" for
configure and performs "${ECONF_SOURCE:-.}/configure ..."
I suggest that "|| die" be added there (even if the actual implementation is
slightly different).
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2009-05-03 20:14:53 UTC
Thanks, this is in svn r13600.
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2009-05-03 21:53:47 UTC
This is fixed in and 2.2_rc33.