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Bug 482648 - sys-apps/portage: wildcard atom in package.*-configs does not work with ~ operator
Summary: sys-apps/portage: wildcard atom in package.*-configs does not work with ~ ope...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Configuration (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-27 09:16 UTC by Franz Trischberger
Modified: 2022-10-20 02:43 UTC (History)
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Description Franz Trischberger 2013-08-27 09:16:38 UTC
I was trying to cover a specific version in a whole category when (un)keywording/masking to keep my configs as clean as possible.
e.g. I wanted to mask all of kde's 4.10.5 release. Obvious solution:
Well, does not work, portage says "invalid syntax".
~kde-base/kdelibs-4.10.5 does work, but that way I have to deal with every single package, again.

Same game with dev-texlive and dev-qt (masking qt-4.8.5, using texlive-2012 ~amd64)
After bells hint in the forums I got texlive working (correct syntax):
BUT (!)
does not work.

So there seems to be a bug in the way portage parses config entries with wildcards.
The funny thing is: eix parses everything as I expect it. ~kde-base/*-4.10.5 works as well as all the other entries I try (and thought are correct).
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2013-08-27 17:52:57 UTC
Currently, operators are not supported, with the exception of atoms like =*/*-*9999* where the version part contains only digits.