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Bug 73498 - Patch to make.conf(5): EBEEP_IGNORE documentation
Summary: Patch to make.conf(5): EBEEP_IGNORE documentation
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 72325
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-05 18:27 UTC by Flophouse Joe
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Flophouse Joe 2004-12-05 18:27:48 UTC
The Gentoo Weekly Newsletter dated 2004-11-29 suggets using the "EBEEP_IGNORE" variable in make.conf to prevent ebuilds from beeping.  It indicates that "the documentation for EBEEP_IGNORE is not yet publicly available".

Pasted below is a trivial patch to the manpage for make.conf(5) that documents the "EBEEP_IGNORE" variable.

(I assume that beeps are silenced when EBEEP_IGNORE is set to anything, and that beeps are played as usual when EBEEP_IGNORE is not defined.  This is what's mentioned in the patch.  If my understanding is incorrect, then please let me know!)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Emerge an ebuild that uses the ebeep function to beep (say, aspell).
2. You'll hear the speaker beep.
3. Append to /etc/make.conf "EBEEP_IGNORE="yes"" and emerge again.
4. The beeps will be silenced.

diff -Naur portage-2.0.51-r3-original/man/make.conf.5
--- portage-2.0.51-r3-original/man/make.conf.5  2004-10-05 00:29:38.000000000 -0400
+++ portage-2.0.51-r3-modified/man/make.conf.5  2004-12-05 21:13:46.153920864 -0500
@@ -97,6 +97,10 @@
 Defaults to ${PORTDIR}/distfiles.
+\fBEBEEP_IGNORE\fR = \fI"yes"\fR
+Defines whether to silence the beeps emitted by some ebuilds (if set to "yes")
+or whether to play the beeps as usual (if the variable is not set).
 \fBFEATURES\fR = \fI"sandbox ccache autoaddcvs"\fR
 Defines actions portage takes by default.  These options should
 not be changed by anyone but developers and/or maintainers.  'sandbox' is an
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-12-05 19:00:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 72325 ***