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).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. fixpackages -h
2. fixpackages --help
3. man fixpackages
4. man portage [then search for "fixpackages"]
No info provided.
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".
The latest release has a fixpackage man page, from bug 393517:
Created attachment 354662 [details, diff]
[PATCH] Fixes the bug
(In reply to Alexander Berntsen from comment #2)
> Created attachment 354662 [details, diff] [details, diff]
> [PATCH] Fixes the bug
Thanks, this is in git:
This is fixed in 188.8.131.52 and 2.2.0_alpha192.