FWIW -- One of the examples the man page gives for revdep-rebuild is:
To rebuild packages that depend upon libImlib.so and libImlib2.so:
revdep-rebuild --library libImlib*.so.*
The actual behavior is to run 'revdep-rebuild' for the first library found.
I had wanted to run:
revdep-rebuild -i -p --library
'revdep-rebuild' ran only for:
* Configuring search environment for revdep-rebuild
* Checking reverse dependencies
* Packages containing binaries and libraries using
* will be emerged.
It works if you just pass it a regular expression. it does not work if you try doing it as a full path. Additionally, the argument should be in single quotes to prevent the shell from trying to expand the wildcards.