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Grknight (talkcontribs)

Test input

Summary by Maffblaster

No, we don't plan on hosting man pages since does a nice job and we have templates available to link to there.

Charles17 (talkcontribs)

Inspired by and the InfoBox manpage template, would it be possible to have Gentoo itself provide packages' manpages? Could be useful for the InfoBox manpage template and also maybe as an additional "Resources" item in

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Charles17 , A while back I started a couple templates to make man page links in the InfoBox sections of articles and in-line in paragraphs. Since most man pages are already hosted elsewhere on the web, specifically on which is distribution agnostic. Please see {{InfoBox manpage}} and {{Manpage}}. If you would like to add more links to man pages in articles using those templates I created, then by all means go for it.

Gentoo does not plan on using man pages on their infra since we'd only be duplicating's efforts.

Calculate Linux (spam filter)

Summary by Maffblaster

Calculate Linux added to the list.

Feng (talkcontribs)

The spam filter blocks the Calculate Linux website (

The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site. The following text is what triggered our spam filter:


Feng (talkcontribs)

We may bypass the spam filter removing the protocol name and "www" in the URL.

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

I'm going to call this one good and mark as resolved. Thanks, Feng!

make modules_prepare

Dcljr (talkcontribs)

Someone who is familiar with using make modules_prepare when upgrading kernels, please see Talk:Kernel/Upgrade#About 'make modules_prepare' and improve the article as necessary. The way the information is presented in that article makes it very confusing as to when and why one should use make modules_prepare. Personally, I've never understood it, and searching the forums for info hasn't ever clarified it for me.

Search results info is reporting incorrect number of results after first page

SeleniumTestAccount (talkcontribs)

When you search for a term, and navigate to a search results page beyond the first page, there is an incorrect number of results reported. See for an example. It says "Results 41-40 of 47".

It appears that the first search results page adds the number of Page Title matches and Page Text matches. However, if you navigate to the second results page and there aren't any more Page Title matches, the previous amount of Page Title matches from the first results page is not accounted for resulting in an incorrect number of search results.

Dynamically-generated "USE Flags" sections are broken

Summary by Maffblaster

Provided link to explain why the packages template is broken on occasion.

Yolabingo (talkcontribs)

for example

USE flags Cannot load package information. Is the atom www-client/firefox correct?

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Hi, Yolabingo , yes, this is a known issue. The package atom is correct.

Please see

News Item: July 28, 2017: Word crimes

Summary by Maffblaster

The message titled "Word crimes" is satire. We try to keep things fun.

Lanodan (talkcontribs)

Seriously, a crime?

We have talks, conferences and whatever on how tech is marginalising people, and BAM this video on the homepage.

Let me summarise the first minutes of the minutes of the video (could not watch more than that without being seriously angry) from my point of view.

> Your grammar sucks, people are making fun of you (and it’s excepted), got eat a dictionary your retard

But actually the message could be more phrased like:

> Hey, if you see mistakes (everyone does make some) like grammar or spelling errors, please edit the page.

And maybe something like "Common Mistakes" link(s), not something that is:

  • non-reusable (it’s not text, it’s a video, you can’t search in it and it’s terribly not accessible)
  • terribly offending

Also, I have dyslexia amongs other things, English is not my native language like most people in the gentoo community. But it doesn’t mean I can’t choose my words and not be rude.


It’s completely disproductive by being rude, non-useable and maybe even other things.

PS: "Preview the result" is broken

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Hi Lanodan,

I hope this message finds you in good spirits.

The message titled "Word crimes" is satire. It is supposed to be not taken seriously because of it's satirical nature. Perhaps if it was written on April 1st it would have been more timely. It is all right to lighten up and have a little fun around the Gentoo webspace (in fact we've been doing it for years).

Laughter is good medicine for the soul.

Summary by Maffblaster is offline now.

Charles17 (talkcontribs)

An outdated copy of Gentoo Wiki is found on which is causing confusion.

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Not sure what we here at the wiki can do about that. I do not believe it's ran by any Gentoo developers. Perhaps you could send an e-mail to the Foundation?

A3li (talkcontribs)

Nothing we can do.

Charles17 (talkcontribs)

Finally kind of solved by itself: »ping: unknown host«

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Okay. We can close this discussion then.

Project:Android/build - Error in rt-sysroot script

Summary by Maffblaster

User asking for support; left instructions to use support venues for Gentoo support.

X48rph (talkcontribs)

In the rt-sysroot script there is a sed error, need to change [:digit:] to [[:digit:]] in the line : -e "s,[^:]*(/lib/ld-linux[^.]*\.so(.[:digit:]+)?),${EPREFIX}\1,g" \

Otherwise it gives a sed error and creates an empty specs file

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

Hi X48rph . This is not the place to ask for support. Try the Forums or #gentoo IRC instead.

Feng (talkcontribs)

The term "overlay" is deprecated and is replaced by the term "ebuild repository"! The "Overlay" and "Overlay Talk" namespaces should be modified accordingly.

N.B: I think we should also choose a diminutive for "ebuild repository". The term "repository" has been reduced to "repos" as in "/etc/portage/repos.conf". Maybe, we could choose "ebd-repos", "e-repos", or "e_repos", ...

Maffblaster (talkcontribs)

The Gentoo developers still need to discuss this change on a project wide basis, so I am hesitant to make this change until we get the terms solidified and agreed upon. Some developers still like the term 'overlay' to be used for everything except the Gentoo ebuild repository.