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plockery
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: In a complete mess!! Reply with quote

I have an athlon XP 2500 system dual booting windows XP and Linux Xandros 3.

I decided to try and install Gentoo - printed off the Gentoo handbook 2004.3 and read it.

1. First I tried to compile my own kernel according to the instructions. I had such trouble getting my nforce 2 ethernet controller to work, I gave that up!

2. I tried the genkernel. Installed the base Gentoo system without a hitch, up to point 12 in handbook "where to from here",

From then on everything went sour!
Instructions were unclear to me as to what order to do a rsync, install coldplug and do an update. Also I had no idea whether to do a deep update (which seemed logical to me but ended up a disaster) or just a normal one.
So this is what I did:

# emerge --sync - went....OK
# emerge--update --deep world - took ages like a couple of hours!! (What was the point of the installation in the first place if it takes that long to update!!) And I don't think it completed everything in the end. A glibc package failed and it told me many packages in /etc needed to be updated.
# emerge coldplug - this was successful.
# emerge kde - this also seems to have failed with an error that it was not able to make ttmkfdir.o (error: x11-misc/ttmkfdir-3.0.9-r2 failed).

All I am trying to do is get a basic gentoo kde system running.
It seems to me it ought not to be all that hard from the handbook.

Is it possible to salvage anything from here?
Was doing a deep update the cause of my problems?

How do I actually get kde to start anyway? Change to runlevel 5 in inttab and what else?

If you can help before I have to finally give up on Gentoo that would be great!

Peter
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firts, could you please start by puting here the output for :

Code:
emerge --info


second, if your emerge -uD was so long, it's just a proof that Gentoo is not a dead distro :wink: and that things evolved a lot since the snapshot you got.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's quite possible that you've run into this problem: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-313260.html. If so, please follow up there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To Enlight:

Below is the output for emerge --info.

I have only been trying to get Gentoo up for a week!!
I downloaded the latest LiveCD image then.
That seems to t o be pretty recent.
How long should a deep update normally take?

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Gentoo Base System version 1.4.16
Portage 2.0.51.19 (default-linux/x86/2004.3, gcc-3.3.5, glibc-2.3.4.20040808-r1, 2.6.9-gentoo-r1 i686)
=================================================================
System uname: 2.6.9-gentoo-r1 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2500+
Python: dev-lang/python-2.3.4-r1 [2.3.4 (#1, Mar 24 2005, 21:05:59)]
dev-lang/python: 2.3.4-r1
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.59-r6, 2.13
sys-devel/automake: 1.7.9-r1, 1.6.3, 1.9.4, 1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.8.5-r3
sys-devel/binutils: 2.15.92.0.2-r1
sys-devel/libtool: 1.5.2-r5
virtual/os-headers: 2.4.22-r1
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86"
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer"
DISTDIR="/usr/portage/distfiles"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs autoconfig ccache distlocks sandbox sfperms"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="ftp://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/gentoo ftp://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/gentoo-portage"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
PKGDIR="/usr/portage/packages"
PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
PORTDIR="/usr/portage"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.au.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
USE="x86 X apm arts avi berkdb bitmap-fonts crypt cups emboss encode font-server foomaticdb fortran gdbm gif gnome gpm gtk gtk2 imlib ipv6 jpeg kde libg++ libwww mad mikmod motif mp3 mpeg ncurses nls oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png python qt quicktime readline sdl spell ssl svga tcpd truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts xml2 xmms xv zlib"
Unset: ASFLAGS, CBUILD, CTARGET, LANG, LC_ALL, LDFLAGS, PORTDIR_OVERLAY


To Maedhros

Yes, this looks like the problem I had when doing a deep update. I will watch for a solution.

I still had the problem with emerge kde though. Would that be as a consequence of the deep update not working?

Also did I do things in the right order after basic install - emerge --sync, followed by deep update and then kde?

Peter
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plockery wrote:
Also did I do things in the right order after basic install - emerge --sync, followed by deep update and then kde?

Yes, you did things right, it's just that you've run into a particularly nasty glibc bug at the moment. For that, please now follow up to here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-313432.html

Your ttmkfdir problem seems to be unrelated, and can apparently be solved by running emerge libtool: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-309615.html


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