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From: Jeroen Roovers <jer@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info'
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:22:18
1 Hi folks,
4 both in #gentoo and more importantly in bug reports, people are often
5 asked to provide their `emerge --info', which gives a quick and
6 very useful overview of the most important bits found on the system that
7 wants support or (allegedly) exhibits a bug. Based on that information
8 it is usually very easy to determine whether an issue arose because of,
9 say, a problematic combination of packages, a configuration error or
10 some unsupported compiler features.
12 Paludis users often seem to think that `paludis --info' and `emerge
13 --info' are interchangeable, whereas a quick inspection reveals to
14 even the most casual user that the former only intends to inform about
15 paludis' own compile time and run time configuration, whereas the
16 latter includes information about a number of critical system
17 packages, the global USE and USE_EXPAND variables and GENTOO_MIRRORS
18 variable, to name a few.
20 In short, `paludis --info' is not a replacement, and when `emerge
21 --info' is asked for in a bug report, post *that*. There are many
22 examples of what should be included out here, so if you can't or won't
23 use emerge, then you'll have to copy the information manually.
24 Remarking that you "don't use emerge" is not a valid reason not to post
25 it - post both `(emerge|paludis) --info' if you must - having both
26 there will help greatly and is necessary for the time being[1].
29 Kind regards,
30 jer
33 [1] Future development could see the release of a unified, fully
34 supported `$PM--info' feature or perhaps a separate tool, and
35 this side issue is most likely off topic on gentoo-dev@.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info' "Dawid Węgliński" <cla@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info' Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info' Thomas Anderson <gentoofan23@g.o>