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Bug 568830 - sys-apps/portage-2.2.26: "emaint sync" complains: module 'sync' does not have option '--check'
Summary: sys-apps/portage-2.2.26: "emaint sync" complains: module 'sync' does not have...
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-12-19 20:31 UTC by Sebastian Pipping
Modified: 2022-12-22 04:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2015-12-19 20:31:20 UTC
The output

  # sudo emaint sync 

  ERROR: module 'sync' does not have option '--check'


is surprising to me since the command line does not contain "--check".  Looks like a UI bug to me.

Best, Sebastian
Comment 1 Brian Dolbec gentoo-dev 2015-12-29 20:37:28 UTC
The --check auto-option was historical, before my plugin re-write and subsequent addition of modules that do not have the --check option.  Historically all the modules did have a --check option, so if one wasn't passed on the cli, --check was added unconditionally.

I'm not sure what to do about this to be honest.

Do we nuke the auto-option or enforce all modules have at least a --check option.

In the case of sync, do we make it return the last sync time maybe?  if so what about the vcs types without a timestamp.chk file?