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Bug 502982 - app-portage/gentoolkit: equery meta should support pkgspec queries
Summary: app-portage/gentoolkit: equery meta should support pkgspec queries
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage Tools Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-02-27 18:48 UTC by Paul Varner (RETIRED)
Modified: 2014-02-27 18:48 UTC (History)
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Description Paul Varner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-02-27 18:48:32 UTC
This is best described by example:

$ equery list 'gentoo*'
 * Searching for gentoo* ...
[IP-] [  ] app-portage/gentoolkit-
[IP-] [  ] app-vim/gentoo-syntax-20130619:0
[I--] [??] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.2.1-r2:3.2.1-r2
[IP-] [  ] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.10.17:3.10.17
[IP-] [  ] sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.10.25:3.10.25

$ equery meta 'gentoo*'
!!! Invalid atom: ' find_best(), bestmatch-visible, query=gentoo*, InvalidAtom=null/gentoo*'

This causes behavior to be inconsistent within equery and makes things like searching for all packages maintained by a specific herd hard.