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Bug 688052 - 'emerge --depclean' exits silently when given a wildcard that matches nothing
Summary: 'emerge --depclean' exits silently when given a wildcard that matches nothing
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core - Interface (emerge) (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-06-14 14:09 UTC by Michał Górny
Modified: 2023-11-11 04:15 UTC (History)
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-06-14 14:09:17 UTC
I'm pretty sure this used to work in the past:

# emerge --depclean 'dex-texlive/*'

However, right now it just exits after ~1.5 s with no output.  '--verbose' doesn't help.
Comment 1 Francesco Turco 2019-10-18 14:44:13 UTC
I have sys-apps/portage-2.3.76 and your command works fine on my system.

However please notice there's a typo in your command: it should be "dev-texlive" instead of "dex-texlive".
Comment 2 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2019-10-18 21:33:12 UTC
Indeed, it works when spelled correctly. We should make it show a warning message if a given atom matches nothing.