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To: "'Jeff Donsbach'" <jeff_donsbach@...>, <gentoo-alpha@g.o>
From: "Brian Parkhurst" <brianp@...>
Subject: RE: another Portage problem
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 13:02:34 -0700
It was the same problem I had with my server 10 days ago.  The new portage
re-did the /var/cache/edb to /var/lib/portage/

Here's a snippet from the gentoo site.

FHS compliance

This new Portage release introduces some file relocations:

    * The virtuals file (/var/cache/edb/virtuals) is no longer used. It is
now calculated transparently.
    * The world-file is now located inside /var/lib/portage instead of
    * /etc/portage/profile/virtuals is for user configurations only.

Thanks to the relocation of the world-file and dynamic checking of the
virtuals, Portage is now FHS-compliant. For instance, data within /var/cache
can be removed at will - it is actually cache data now.

You can read more:

Brian Parkhurst

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Donsbach [mailto:jeff_donsbach@...] 
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:40 PM
To: gentoo-alpha@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-alpha] another Portage problem

just emerged the 2.0.51 Portage update. During the
update, I got the message:

 * Checking //var/lib/portage for bad/illegal files:
ln: accessing `../../lib/portage/world': No such file
or directory

Anyone think this is a problem?

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