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Bug 302121 - sys-apps/portage-2.2: improve set-related error messages
Summary: sys-apps/portage-2.2: improve set-related error messages
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Blocks: 144480
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Reported: 2010-01-25 01:38 UTC by Jacob Godserv
Modified: 2011-07-05 15:05 UTC (History)
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Description Jacob Godserv 2010-01-25 01:38:31 UTC
It would be great if errors related to sets could be more verbose about what sets exactly decided to tip over.

A friend of mine recently hit an error where it reported duplicate sets, and gave the set names, but never said where the sets actually resided.

Information such as the set name, description, and possibly even contained packages would be really handy.

zmedico mentioned adding set support to portageq. This is probably a good idea, but does not necessarily negate the need for better explanations from portage about how exactly to resolve an error.

A bit of discussion about this occurred in another bug:

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1 Jacob Godserv 2011-07-05 15:05:12 UTC
Seems this bug is idling in confirmed state. This may be a good project for me to tackle, so if no one else works on this one I might try to attack it.