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Bug 346475 - app-portage/gentoolkit: revdep-rebuild no longer works properly with --library regular expressions
Summary: app-portage/gentoolkit: revdep-rebuild no longer works properly with --librar...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage Tools Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-22 22:55 UTC by Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-04-21 09:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-11-22 22:55:37 UTC
FWIW -- One of the examples the man page gives for revdep-rebuild is:

       To rebuild packages that depend upon and
       revdep-rebuild --library libImlib[2]*.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.
Comment 1 Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-11-22 23:08:33 UTC
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.