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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info'
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:55:17
Message-Id: 20090218225506.14b91815@snowcone
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] `paludis --info' is not like `emerge --info' by Jeroen Roovers
1 On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 23:22:12 +0100
2 Jeroen Roovers <jer@g.o> wrote:
3 > Paludis users often seem to think that `paludis --info' and `emerge
4 > --info' are interchangeable, whereas a quick inspection reveals to
5 > even the most casual user that the former only intends to inform about
6 > paludis' own compile time and run time configuration, whereas the
7 > latter includes information about a number of critical system
8 > packages, the global USE and USE_EXPAND variables and GENTOO_MIRRORS
9 > variable, to name a few.
11 ...which is why you ask for 'paludis --info pkg', not 'paludis --info'.
12 That way you get accurate information about pkg, even when users have
13 per-package use flags configured. Much more useful than Portage's
14 misleading output, which just gives global configuration and
15 completely ignores everything else.
17 Heck, Paludis even tells you this if you run --info without a spec:
19 > No packages were specified on the command line, so detailed
20 > information is not available (Paludis can display detailed information
21 > for both installed and installable packages).
23 Please try harder next time.
25 --
26 Ciaran McCreesh


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