Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Zac Medico <zmedico@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Is 2005 broken?
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 06:45:42
Message-Id: 42CF7256.9080200@gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Is 2005 broken? by Tim Ames
Tim Ames wrote:
> I'm running it looks like linux-2.6.7-gentoo-r14 > I haven't been able to get online for quite a while now. When I originally > compiled I was on satellite and had a network connection that enabled me to > download just about anything I wanted. I didn't have ppp compiled in the > kernel and I kept trying to get wvdial emerged or ppp working in the > machine to use a serial modem for dialup as that is all I can afford right > now, and probably all I can get in the location I'm living in. > The problems started trying to emerge wvdial, I downloaded manually off of > one of the mirrors and put the files in > /usr/portage/distfiles and then tried to emerge them on the machine > I started getting md5 errors trying to emerge the files that I had > downloaded and burned to a cd using windows xp. > I kept trying, deleted the files, put the machine finally online using > another machine on dialup and setting internet connection sharing and got > the 64bit gentoo machine online that way. I tried doing and emerge sync > several times and still kept coming up with > this message. > Digest verification Failed: > /usr/portage/distfiles/any downloaded .tar.gz file here > Reason: failed on MD5 verification > I kept looking through the forums tried all the suggestions, ie ... > changing mirrors, re downloading, rebuilding the digest > then I downloaded the webrsync file and rewrote the whole portage tree. I > still get the MD5 errors. > When I go to emerge a file that is in /usr/portage/distfiles I get this error > gzip: stdin: not in gzip format > tar: Child returned status 1 > tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors > when I try to gunzip the file I get > !!!ERROR: dev-libs/xplc-0.3.11 failed > !!!Function unpack, Line 375, Exitcode 2 > !!!failure unpacking ... yada yada > I'm at the point where I'm ready to wipe everything out and start over again. > Can this be fixed?? > thanks in advance > Tim
> I posted a message in here last week about digest verification failing > and also in the forums and did not receive a reply. What is happening > is that after updating portage when I tried to emerge files and they > would download and you could see them get larger than the amount that > was written in the first lookup of the file. The file would go past 100 > percent and then sometime later it would stop and it would come up with > a digest verification error. > > So I managed to get the machine online with just a modem after a while > and the same pattern happened. So I started out completely from scratch > and I just compiled 2005.0. Everything worked out until I tried to > emerge coldplug from a genkernel. I got the digest verification error > again. I emerge sync ed again and now everthing I try to emerge gets > the digest verification error. > > I guess I'm going to have to give up and go to another distro. > > I'm running an sk8v asus motherboard with an fx-51 chip. > > Does any of this ring a bell with anyone? > > tia > > Tim > >
Errors with both md5 and gzip? Can you use a separate computer to determine if the problem is with md5/gzip programs or corruption of the distfiles themselves? Zac -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list

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