Several ebuilds require LINGUAS to be set in /etc/make.conf to work (e.g.,
kde-i18n). So this variable should be documented in the make.conf man page.
Steps to Reproduce:
Can you be more specific?
What does "require LINGUAS to be set" mean?
What did you do?
What did you expect?
The idea of the bugzilla template is to make things clear right from the
beginning. If you have used it, now this MSG would be irrelevant...
Note that this is not a bug about kde-i18n; it's a bug about the lack of
documentation for LINGUAS. But here's what happens if LINGUAS is not set and
you try to merge kde-i18n. (Again, this behavior is fine, especially since the
user has no other way of learning about LINGUAS.)
env LINGUAS= emerge kde-i18n
Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) kde-base/kde-i18n-3.4.1 to /
>>> md5 files ;-) kde-i18n-3.3.2.ebuild
>>> md5 files ;-) kde-i18n-3.2.3.ebuild
>>> md5 files ;-) kde-i18n-3.4.1.ebuild
>>> md5 files ;-) kde-i18n-3.4.2.ebuild
>>> md5 files ;-) files/digest-kde-i18n-3.2.3
>>> md5 files ;-) files/digest-kde-i18n-3.3.2
>>> md5 files ;-) files/kde-i18n-ru-3.3.2-kmplot.diff
>>> md5 files ;-) files/digest-kde-i18n-3.4.1
>>> md5 files ;-) files/digest-kde-i18n-3.4.2
* You must define a LINGUAS environment variable that contains a list
* of the language codes for which languages you would like to install.
* Look at the LANGS variable inside the ebuild to see the list of
* available languages.
* e.g.: LINGUAS="sv de pt"
!!! ERROR: kde-base/kde-i18n-3.4.1 failed.
!!! Function pkg_setup, Line 35, Exitcode 0
!!! (no error message)
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.
LINGUAS is not a portage variable. Please voice your opinion on
firstname.lastname@example.org with regard to the current obscurity of LINGUAS.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 70648 ***
I'm not a gentoo developer, so posting to that mailing list doesn't seem
appropriate. In any case, I don't have anything to add: LINGUAS is required by
some ebuilds, is specially handled by portage, and is completely undocumented.
Feel free to point developers at this bug.
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm not a gentoo developer, so posting to that mailing list doesn't seem
> appropriate. In any case, I don't have anything to add: LINGUAS is required by
> some ebuilds, is specially handled by portage, and is completely undocumented.
> Feel free to point developers at this bug.
Neither am I and I post there all the time, there is a seperate list for only
gentoo developers, regular users posting to gentoo-dev is completely appropriate
provided you are on topic, which in this case is the truth. If you don't push
for any sort of change, nothing will be done and this bug will not get 'fixed'
in any manner. No one will start this discussion for you. LINGUAS is a system
variable just as say, PAGER or PYTHONPATH. If you believe it requires extra
handling and documentation *somewhere* then post on gentoo-dev and make your case.
While LINGUAS is not documented in 'man make.conf' (at least, it wasn't last
time I checked), I see it is now documented
in the localization guide <http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/guide-localization.xml>
and the development guide
I don't have time for further discussion, I'm going to close this bug.
*** Bug 113132 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 186359 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***