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Bug 440468 - sys-kernel/genkernel-3.4.24_p2: some elog messages should only be shown for the first install.
Summary: sys-kernel/genkernel-3.4.24_p2: some elog messages should only be shown for t...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Hosted Projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: genkernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Genkernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Blocks: first-time-messages
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Reported: 2012-10-31 10:59 UTC by poletti.marco
Modified: 2012-11-11 13:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description poletti.marco 2012-10-31 10:59:01 UTC
Disclaimer: this bug has been filed in a semi-automated manner.

When emerging the package sys-kernel/genkernel-3.4.24_p2, the following elog messages are displayed:

 * Copying files to /var/cache/genkernel/src...
 * Documentation is available in the genkernel manual page
 * as well as the following URL:
 * This package is known to not work with reiser4.  If you are running
 * reiser4 and have a problem, do not file a bug.  We know it does not
 * work and we don't plan on fixing it since reiser4 is the one that is
 * broken in this regard.  Try using a sane filesystem like ext3 or
 * even reiser3.

Such messages should only be displayed when the package is a new install.
These situations can be checked in the ebuild as follows:

if ! has_version 'sys-kernel/genkernel'; then

See the tracker bug 440214 for more details.
Comment 1 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2012-11-02 16:54:14 UTC
No, these messages should be displayed every time for genkernel. To remind users.
Comment 2 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-11-11 13:48:49 UTC
Could you edit the message to suggest ext4 over ext3? ;)