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Bug 9235 - emerge gives incorrect error message
Summary: emerge gives incorrect error message
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
Depends on: 2365
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Reported: 2002-10-17 03:31 UTC by Thomas M. Beaudry
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Thomas M. Beaudry 2002-10-17 03:31:23 UTC
Acting under the double influence of lack of sleep and pain killers in hopes of
sleeping sometime in the future, I entered the following command:

emerge system -s

The error message returned was "emerge: please specify a package class ("world"
or "system") or individual packages, but not both.".
Comment 1 Thomas M. Beaudry 2002-10-17 03:35:05 UTC

Shouldn't "emerge system -s" or "emerge world -s" return a valid result? 
Somebody might wish such a list without having to do an "emerge -s" on each
individual package.
Comment 2 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-17 21:09:19 UTC
This is not really important as I see no reason for it at all.
Can you give a reason that you'd use this?

A search on every package would take an extraordinate amount of
time, and it would not really produce information that people
would find useful. --pretend provides the most consise and useful

If you have a better reason, reopenthe bug.