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Bug 394773 - Proposal of "-h" flag for 'fixpackages'
Summary: Proposal of "-h" flag for 'fixpackages'
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: InVCS
Depends on:
Blocks: 472632
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Reported: 2011-12-15 04:49 UTC by David
Modified: 2013-08-03 10:20 UTC (History)
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Runtime testing required: ---

[PATCH] Fixes the bug (0002-bin-fixpackages-Add-h-fixes-bug-394773.patch,967 bytes, patch)
2013-07-30 20:56 UTC, Alexander Berntsen (RETIRED)
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Description David 2011-12-15 04:49:44 UTC
There seems to be no built-in documentation about what /usr/sbin/fixpackages does, even though it is sometimes necessary to run manually (as prompted by portage).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fixpackages -h
2. fixpackages --help
3. man fixpackages
4. man portage  [then search for "fixpackages"]
Actual Results:  
No info provided.

Expected Results:  
Some output for 'fixpackages -h' or 'man fixpackages'   --  something along the lines of the following, which is info (perhaps incomplete) that I scavenged from the Gentoo Forums...

fixpackages fixes dependencies (such as when packages move from one category to another) only in tbz2 packages in /usr/portage/packages.  fixpackages can be ignored unless you use -b or FEATURES="buildpkg".
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2011-12-15 18:20:58 UTC
The latest release has a fixpackage man page, from bug 393517:;a=commit;h=c93a46851c43f7e8539a67b2376dc8f55af41789
Comment 2 Alexander Berntsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-07-30 20:56:38 UTC
Created attachment 354662 [details, diff]
[PATCH] Fixes the bug
Comment 3 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-07-30 22:38:12 UTC
(In reply to Alexander Berntsen from comment #2)
> Created attachment 354662 [details, diff] [details, diff]
> [PATCH] Fixes the bug

Thanks, this is in git:;a=commit;h=2b4abfe
Comment 4 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-08-03 10:20:19 UTC
This is fixed in and 2.2.0_alpha192.