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Bug 9570 - ebuild(5) man page updates
Summary: ebuild(5) man page updates
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Mark Guertin
Depends on: 1591
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Reported: 2002-10-23 15:53 UTC by Olav Kolbu
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:21 UTC (History)
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Description Olav Kolbu 2002-10-23 15:53:18 UTC
Comment 1 Olav Kolbu 2002-10-23 15:58:52 UTC
Bother, hit return instead of tab there. Sorry about the empty post. Anyway,
here goes:

 Two quick updates to the ebuild(5) man page for you to fix.

              The  location  of the build directory is set by the
              BUILD_PREFIX  variable  in  /etc/make.defaults  (it
              defaults  to /tmp/portage.)

That should read /usr/tmp/portage for the default, not /tmp/portage. Then again,
it looks like BUILD_PREFIX is going out of style?

       Note: Currently, Portage doesn't clean up after a  package
       has been created or merged.

'emerge <package>' will clean up the build directory automagically, and
since emerge is the command most people think of when hearing "Portage"
then this statement isn't true anymore.

Comment 2 Olav Kolbu 2002-10-24 05:18:48 UTC
Minor update. It should read /var/tmp/portage, not /usr/tmp/portage. The one
points to the other on a stock Gentoo box, but since it might not it's best to
get it right.

Also, quick grep'ing through the code shows that BUILD_PREFIX isn't really
changeable at all, you'll have to use PORTAGE_TMPDIR if you want to change where
things are built. I.e. this is done in :


In other words, a rewrite of that part of the man page is in order. Thanks.
Comment 3 Mark Guertin 2002-10-27 10:09:18 UTC
thanks for the updates, I guess It all comes back to me to keep this cleaned up
(that's waht you get for making some updates LOL).  J/K

Thanks for the updates, I'll get them in very soon and should be reflected in
next portage release.
Comment 4 Tim Oertel 2002-10-27 13:04:19 UTC
While you're updating... The manpage doesn't document the econf directive
(although it is referred to in the example).