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<div><span class="gmail_quote">On 12/28/05, <b class="gmail_sendername">Steve Herber</b> <<a href="mailto:herber@...">herber@...</a>> wrote:</span>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">I would fix your basic system, whatever causes you to say:<br><br> As usual, portage can't find the ebuilds required and I've been
<br> downloading them manually.<br><br>If portage can't download packages then you have a real problem. Others<br>have suggested you run an emerge sync. After that, try the --fetchonly<br>option for a simple package and get your downloads to work.
<div>Thanks, and thanks to John Myers.</div>
<div>was the solution.</div>
<div>It turns out I had not sync'd since the initial instal of 2004.3 many months ago. It took about 2 hours over ADSL.</div>
<div>>I migrated from 2004.3 a few months ago using the automated upgrade and I had no problems that I remember.<br> </div>
<div>gentoo headers installed fine after the sync, however the upgrade crashed later on.</div>
<div>I'll post it to gentoo-users if googling doesn't help.</div>
<div>Sorry for spamming this list with a portage incompetence issue.</div>
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