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emerge sync fails @ 88%

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:05 am
by StickyIckyBud
brand new install
login as root
set date
run magic

it tells me I havn't run emerge sync yet (which I havn't) and it starts to go on its way. Then it fails with the same error message as has been posted many times in this forum::
>>> Updating Portage cache: 88%!!! Cannot resolve a virtual package name to an ebuild.
!!! This is a bug, please report it. (virtual/libintl-0)
so, but, now, ummm - what was the fix again? Because, I've tried the three suggestions I found.

1) Look at your symlink, make.profile

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ls -al /etc/make.profile 
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 47 Mar 19 21:48 /etc/make.profile -> /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2006.0/
2) Set your system time correctly using date

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 date 032001022006
Mon Mar 20 01:02:00 GMT 2006
3) Run Magic

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Was there another suggestion that I missed?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:30 pm
by cheesyboofs
What type of install do you have? If it is a Native install I have seen it fail to sync if you forget to enable the swap partition, just a thought....

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:37 pm
by StickyIckyBud
home edition, f install - I don't remember "enabling" swap - but X is working. How would I check?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:29 pm
by sevenlayercookie
This is a problem with portage. make sure you have latest version with
"emerge portage", then run magic again. Hope this helps :D !

emerge portage

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:53 pm
by StickyIckyBud
I'll try again as soon as I get home. but I'm expecting I'll get the ARCH type not set error because my portage tree is not complete (i havn't successfully run sync)

I expect the error to look like this, but I'll confirm it for you later tonight.

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!!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the /etc/make.profile symlink? 
!!! Is the symlink correct? Is your portage tree complete? 
Like I said, I'll let you know

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:57 am
by orochi
to check mounted swapfiles

cat /proc/swaps


Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:23 am
by StickyIckyBud
wow, awsome, thanks everyone

emerge portage - WORKED!

I'm sorry I ever doubted you, sevenlayercookie.


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emerge portage
I just emerged vim =)