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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:03 pm    Post subject: Portage Package Information Reply with quote

How about a simple way to check package info? Say file size, depends, installation locations, and of course what the package does? Something like "emerge --info 'package name'"?
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Portage Package Information Reply with quote

Cmere wrote:
How about a simple way to check package info?


Well, there is the '-s' switch, which gives a limited amount of info about the package, and you can use the '-op' option to see a list of dependencies, but you're right; there certainly could be more. Personally, I'm a big fan of how debian does it with apt-cache search and dpkg -p.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also think gentoolkit should be merged into the portage ebuild. The tools are so useful, I can't think of any reason not to install them. It struck me as odd that they were seperate even before I used them.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaRTiaN wrote:
I also think gentoolkit should be merged into the portage ebuild. The tools are so useful, I can't think of any reason not to install them. It struck me as odd that they were seperate even before I used them.


I installed them how does it work?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sda wrote:
I installed them how does it work?


RTFM.

Code:
/usr/share/doc/gentoolkit-0.1.10/


(may be slightly different if you have an earlier version of gentoolkit, but it will be /usr/share/doc/gentoolkit-<something>)

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

klieber wrote:
sda wrote:
I installed them how does it work?


RTFM.

Code:
/usr/share/doc/gentoolkit-0.1.10/


(may be slightly different if you have an earlier version of gentoolkit, but it will be /usr/share/doc/gentoolkit-<something>)

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Well thanks for the reply not too helpful though. I can't find any documentation of gentoolkit. There is no manpage for it - what is it supposed to do and how does one utilize it?
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sda wrote:
Well thanks for the reply not too helpful though. I can't find any documentation of gentoolkit. There is no manpage for it - what is it supposed to do and how does one utilize it?


The documentation for gentoolkit is in your /usr/share/doc folder. Try the following:

Code:
ls -al /usr/share/doc |grep gentoolkit


If it isn't there, then your install of gentoolkit is borked -- you should remerge it.

As for what it does:

Code:
root@localhost doc # emerge -s gentoolkit
[ Results for search key : gentoolkit ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

*  app-admin/gentoolkit
      Latest version Available: 0.1.10
      Latest version Installed: 0.1.10
      Homepage: http://www.gentoo.org/~karltk/gentoolkit/
      Description:
      Collection of unofficial administration scripts for Gentoo


Looks like it's a collection of unofficial administration scripts for Gentoo.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh - I couldn't find anything on my searches as I was using google-linux, the regular google pulled down some direct references. Didn't realize that the command was to type 'etc-update'.

Thanks for both responses fellas. Gentoo is a nice distro - even for old farts like I. ;)
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