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Bug 576224 - app-portage/gentoolkit- epkginfo should show <description> at the same line as <name>
Summary: app-portage/gentoolkit- epkginfo should show <description> at the ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage Tools Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-03-02 11:41 UTC by Pacho Ramos
Modified: 2022-07-28 15:29 UTC (History)
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Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2016-03-02 11:41:51 UTC
For example, this metadata.xml:
$ cat /usr/portage/app-emulation/libvirt/metadata.xml 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE pkgmetadata SYSTEM "">
<maintainer type="person">
	<name>Matthias Maier</name>
	<description>Please assign bugs to me</description>
<maintainer type="person">
	<name>Doug Goldstein</name>
<maintainer type="project">
	<name>Gentoo Virtualization Project</name>

If I run:
$ epkginfo -Hm app-emulation/libvirt
 * app-emulation/libvirt [gentoo]
None specified (Matthias Maier)
Please assign bugs to me (Doug Goldstein) (Gentoo Virtualization Project)

It is hard to know who is really the one I should assign bugs to, is that line referring to the above one or the line below?

This could be solved with an output like: (Matthias Maier) - Please assign bugs to me (Doug Goldstein) (Gentoo Virtualization Project)
Comment 1 Brian Dolbec gentoo-dev 2022-07-12 01:37:13 UTC
There you go.  But I did have to add the description to that metadata/xml file
it will be in the next release (0.6.2) most likely.

brian@storm ~/Dev/git/gentoolkit $ epkginfo -Hm app-emulation/libvirt
 * app-emulation/libvirt [gentoo] (Matthias Maier) - Please assign bugs to me (Michal Prívozník) (Gentoo Virtualization Project)
brian@storm ~/Dev/git/gentoolkit $
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-07-28 15:29:04 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 91721fcdb85ff67f7607dad60e82f11c1bf701fd
Author:     Brian Dolbec <>
AuthorDate: 2022-07-12 01:37:37 +0000
Commit:     Brian Dolbec <>
CommitDate: 2022-07-12 01:37:37 +0000

    equery meta: Put maintainer description on the same line
    Signed-off-by: Brian Dolbec <>

 pym/gentoolkit/equery/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)