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Bug 529286 - sys-apps/portage: add emerge --expand-virtual-args option, for pulling in packages referenced by virtuals in sets like @system
Summary: sys-apps/portage: add emerge --expand-virtual-args option, for pulling in pac...
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
URL: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.g...
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Blocks: 155723
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Reported: 2014-11-15 04:21 UTC by Zac Medico
Modified: 2014-12-25 00:46 UTC (History)
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Description Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2014-11-15 04:21:11 UTC
The proposed --expand-virtual-args option would be useful for modifying the behavior of commands such as 'emerge @system', in order to pull in packages referenced by virtuals directly in the @system set. For example, 'emerge --expand-virtual-args @system' would cause your libc implementation to be rebuilt (typically glibc), rather than just the virtual/libc package that references it via @system.

Of course, the --expand-virtual-args option would also give analogous results for commands like 'emerge --expand-virtual-args virtual/libc'.